Two foreign crew members kidnapped from oil tanker near Nigerian coast

Posted on December 19, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Expatriates Kidnapped

Thisdaylive.com reports that pirates have attacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped its Ukrainian captain and a Greek engineer, Greek coast guard officials said on Tuesday. The 6,500 ton Marshall Islands-flaggged MT ALTHEA with 18 crew on board was attacked by a group of 10 pirates, the officials said. The ship’s manager, Piraeus-based Medtankers Management, confirmed the attack. “We are doing everything we can for their release,” an official at the firm said on condition of anonymity, adding that so far, no ransom demand had been received. Read article

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