Hijacked oil tanker with 22 Indians on board released

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Hijacked oil tanker with 22 Indians on board released

New Delhi:  Pirates today freed an oil tanker with 22 Indians on board that they had hijacked in West Africa on February 1.

The Panamanian-flagged vessel, called “Marine Express”, was earlier reported missing off the Benin coast in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. The vessel is owned by Ocean Transit Carrier SA, a Japanese company. The 22 sailors were appointed on the ship by Anglo-Eastern Shipping, a Hong Kong firm.

Minster of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj tweets, “I am happy to inform that Merchant Ship Marine Express with 22 Indian nationals on board has been released”.

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