French Tanker Hijacked Off Côte d'Ivoire


Port authority officials in Abidjan have confirmed that a French tanker has been seized by pirates off the country's coast following an earlier report by International Maritime Bureau that the vessel had disappeared.
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    Radio France Internationale, 4 February 2013

    A French tanker has been hijacked off Côte d'Ivoire, port authority officials in Abidjan, the country's economic capital, confirmed on Monday, following reports that the ... read more »

Crew members leave a tanker in the anchorage. (file photo)

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    Daily Trust, 28 November 2012

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    Daily Trust, 28 October 2012

    The federal government has ordered the Nigerian Navy to fish out and bring to book crude oil thieves who have converted the country's waterways to a safe haven for their criminal ... read more »

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    Leadership, 26 October 2012

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  • Sierra Leone:  Poaching Threatens Fishing

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 23 October 2012

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