Friday, 16 April 2021 11:30 GMT

One dead, three abducted after Pirates hijack oil tanker off Nigeria


(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Pirates have hijacked a Maltese-flagged oil tanker off
the coast of Nigeria, killing one person and taking three others
hostage, dpa quoted the Greek Merchant Marine Ministry as saying in a statement
Wednesday.

Officials said the 281,000-dwt tanker Kalamos was anchored off the
coast of Nigeria at Qua Iboe with 23 crew aboard, among them 10 Greek
netionals, when dozens of pirates attempted to board the ship.

According to the ministry statement, the ship's first officer was
killed and three crew, among them two Greeks, were abducted.


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