Six still missing after West African pirates storm tanker

Six still missing after West African pirates storm tanker

Another six sailors have been taken hostage, after pirates stormed an oil tanker in the dangerous Gulf of Guinea. Their abductors boarded the APECUS, a Palau-flagged vessel at anchor off Bonny Island in Nigeria, at about 1:30 p.m. last Friday. They escaped with the six crew members, leaving the others…

Pantelena crew in Togo after tanker hijacking

Pantelena crew in Togo after tanker hijacking

Russia’s TASS news agency reported Tuesday that the sailors aboard the oil tanker Pantelena are in good health, and still in Togo at the port of Lomé as Russian diplomats in Gabon arrange to meet with them. “The sailors remain onboard the vessel, Togo’s authorities are dealing with them now,”…

Mozambique begins mourning after petrol explosion deaths

Saturday marks the beginning of a three-day period of mourning period in Mozambique, following a petrol tanker explosion that killed at least 73 people in the town of Caphiridzange. The tanker truck had loaded at the port city of Beira and was destined for Malawi, traveling through the western Mozambique…