Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker and its crew off the Nigerian coast, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Tuesday.here,
The pirates boarded the tanker, believed to be a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, on Saturday, IMB manager Cyrus Mody told AFP from London.
Live Piracy Report
Attack Number: 359-11
Date: Sat Oct 08 2011
Type of Vessel : Product Tanker
Location detail: Around 90nm south of Lagos, Nigeria
Type of Attack : Hijacked
08.10.2011: 2040 UTC: Posn: 04:55N-003:16E, Around 90nm south of Lagos, Nigeria.
Pirates boarded and hijacked a product tanker drifting whilst awaiting orders and sailed to an unknown location. Further details awaited.