Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sailors, oil tanker seized off Nigeria released

5 November 2011

By Jon Gambrell

LAGOS, Nigeria—Pirates released a tanker ship and its crew they had seized off the coast of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, a piracy watchdog said Saturday.

The International Maritime Bureau said the MT Halifax sailed away from the waters off Nigeria's coast after being seized off the coast of Port Harcourt, the major city of the oil-rich Niger Delta. The bureau had no immediate details about the crew. Private security officials confirmed the boat's hijacking Thursday.

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