Pirates hijack oil tanker with 24 Indian crew off Gabon coast – The Economic Times

MUMBAI: An oil-chemical tanker with an all Indian crew of 24 has been hijacked off the coast of the West African nation Gabon, officials said here today.

MV Cotton, the Malta-flagged vessel, was taken over by suspected pirates 15 miles off the Gentil Port between 0100 hrs and 0200 hrs local time yesterday, a statement from V Ships, the crew manager for the vessel owned by a Turkish company, told PTI.

The 2007-built ship was awaiting berthing in the Gulf of Guinea at the time of the hijack, they said. The vessel has a gross tonnage of 23,248 tonne and is 184 meter long.

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