18 July 2011
A Greek oil tanker hijacked by gunmen off the coast of
at the weekend has been released along with its 20-strong crew, the Greek coastguard told AFP Monday. Nigeria
The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Aegean Star owned by Endeavour Marine Agency was returning to the Ghanaian port of Tema, a coastguard officer said.
"The crew are in good health," the officer said.
He added that the owners had handled the negotiations and could not give information on whether a ransom had been paid.