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Hijacked tanker freed
The "Leon Dias" which was hijacked by suspected militants from the Niger Delta has been freed and was now located about 7,5 nautical miles near the Cotonou Port in Benin. The ship was now in custody of the Beninois Navy. The hijackers took five hostages with them – the captain, chief engineer, third engineer, the electrician and a fitter. The identity of the hijackers and the hostages on the hijacked ship was still unknown.
Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea, crew taken hostage
The "Leon Dias" was attacked late on Jan 29, 2016, in the Gulf of Guinea in position 02 30N 005 35E. If it was a piracy attack, or the hijack as claimed by militants, was yet unclear. A source at Secure Anchorage Area, a joint project between the Nigerian navy and British-owned security companies Ocean Marine Solutions and PGS Group, has issued a high confidence level piracy report that the "Leon Dias" was attacked at around 0010 a.m. LT. Five crew members were being held hostage, and the chief officer was seriously injured. The vessel which was bound for Bata turned around and headed towards Cotonou.News schreiben