Captain claims hijack

Still awaiting confirmation of hijack.

Tanker PANTELENA was hijacked and held by pirates for 9 days

Captain of Greek tanker PANTELENA spoke to Georgia First Channel TV and said, that tanker was hijacked on Aug 13. Tanker was held by pirates for 9 days, all crew were locked in one of the cabins, giving enough food and water by pirates.

They left the ship after 9 days, crew safe, nobody was injured. Captain didn’t say how tanker was released and on what terms. Captain gave interview via phone from Lome, Togo, where tanker arrived on Aug 24. Crew includes 17 Georgian and 2 Russian citizen.

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