Pirates pumped off cargo from Abu Dhabi Star
The 51,000-ton Singapore-flagged tanker, the Abu Dhabi Star, was seized by pirates off Lagos long enough to pump off it fuel oil cargo in what has become the style of West African pirates, while the crew safely lodged themselves in pre-prepared fortified panic room or citadel.
Tanker-Captain gives vivid explanation, how pirates invaded his ship
Captain of the rescued oil tanker, MT Abu Dhabi Star, that was hijacked in the early hours of Wednesday, Arun Chandran, Thursday, gave a vivid explanation of how 20 heavily-armed pirates invaded their ship. Read more at http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/09/hijacked-ship-how-20-pirates-attacked-us-captain/
Hijacked tanker free
The Nigerian Navy helped to free the hijacked "bu Dhabi Star" in the afternoonSep 5. The 23 sailors were unharmed. The soldiers took the ship in hands and freed the Indian crew, who had found shelter in a panic room. The hijackers fled when thy saw the naval vessel approaching. It was still unclear whether they have stolen cargo. The tanker was eighty kilometers off the coast of Lagos. The ship was being escorted into the port by the Navy.Upload News