Marine Express hijacked?

A search has been launched for an Indian-owned oil tanker that has gone missing in a part of West Africa rife with piracy.

Search launched for missing oil tanker feared hijacked by pirates

India has asked for help from the Benin and Nigerian navies to find the Marine Express, which has 22 Indian crew members on board and was last heard from off the coast of Benin on Thursday.

India’s External Affairs minister Suchma Swaraj said on Sunday that the vessel had gone missing in the Gulf of Guinea.

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