Ivory Coast: ITRI oil tanker 'seized off Abidjan'

January 22, 2013   // 0 Comments

(BBC Africa) Armed men have seized an oil tanker off Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, officials say. The Panamanian-flagged vessel, ITRI, was attacked on Wednesday as it prepared to deposit 5,000 tons of oil, officials said, releasing the information for the first time. Pirate attacks have sharply increased in recent years off West Africa. But most of these have taken place off the Nigerian c...

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