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Robbed and Released: Pirates Flee with Tanker?s Cargo

By MarEx 2013-02-07 15:48:00

Sea Tankers, owner of product tanker M/T GASCOGNE, has confirmed that the vessel is now safely travelling under the full direction of its Master.

The GASCOGNE was taken over by pirates off the Ivory Coast. Since Sunday morning, the company lost contact with the vessel. The ship has now been released after part of cargo has been stolen.

Sea Tankers reported that all 17 seafarers are reported safe, however two seafarers were injured during the incident but are taken care off.

Sea Tankers thanked the naval forces, state authorities and all persons involved in helping to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.

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