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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gulf of Guinea Piracy: Tanker Grabbed Off Nigeria

Early report -AFP: Pirates hijack tanker off Nigerian coast:
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker and its crew off the Nigerian coast, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Tuesday.

The pirates boarded the tanker, believed to be a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, on Saturday, IMB manager Cyrus Mody told AFP from London.
Map and comments from the IMB Live Piracy Report site here,
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.

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