Tankship Looted, Released by Pirates in Gulf of Guinea

CNN
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tankship 'Energy Centurion' has been released east of Lagos, Nigeria, after theft of 3,000 tons of oil, now heading for a safe port.
 
An official with Golden Energy Management, the Greek company that chartered the ship, told CNN that the Energy Centurion was released Thursday, some 60 miles east of Lagos, Nigeria, and was steaming toward a safe port.

The official said all 24 crew members -- mostly Russian -- who are still on board the ship are safe. They were not harmed by the hijackers, he said.

The company will also have to evaluate the state of the ship, the official said, after the pirates damaged some electronics and communications equipment.

The Isle of Man-flagged vessel was hijacked off the coast of the Togolese capital Lome, where it was anchored.

Once on board, the pirates exchanged gunfire with a Togo naval ship that responded to a distress call, before they disappeared off the coast of neighboring Benin.

This is the second such attack in less than two weeks in the Gulf of Guinea, off the west coast of Africa.

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