india-news

Ship with 20 Indian crew hijacked off west Africa

New Delhi, July 17 : A chemical tanker with 20 Indian crew members on board was hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of West African nation of Gabon, according to a media report.


The Turkish-owned, Maltese-flagged tanker has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Port-Gentil, Gabon, said the Times of Malta.com.

The 2007-built MV Cotton, had a crew of 20, all of them Indian. The hijacking is believed to have happened Sunday.

"The owners of the MV Cotton lost contact with the tanker late on Sunday," said the official, who wished to remain anonymous.

"We believe it was captured by pirates in the region where such acts are common," the news site said.

The tanker was awaiting berthing in the Gulf of Guinea at the time of the hijack.
Details of the whether a ransom has been demanded are unknown.

The Turkish ambassador in Gabon has contacted authorities in the west African nation about the incident.

--IANS (Posted on 17-07-2013)

india-news headlines

Big business and election: Time to decouple the two (Election Special)

Toxic waste spill at Essar's Power Plant in Singrauli

Rahul continues attack on Modi's 'toffee' model in Agra

DU students, youth pitch for women rights

Come out with solution to check rioting in juvenile homes, police told

TII meet witnesses political parties discuss ways to weed out corruption from society

Varun warns Priyanka, says decency should not be taken as weakness

Congress workers protest outside Swamy's residence over his tweet calling Priyanka 'alcoholic'

CII expresses concern over disallowing electricity sale through open access by Gujarat and Karnataka

Reliance a 'parallel state' in country: Gopal Gandhi

Supreme Court declines to stay defamation case against Kejriwal, others

Manmohan Singh super PM: Priyanka Gandhi

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top