Hijackers Release Ivory Coast Oil Tanker

The Nigerian-based owners of an oil tanker seized last week in the Ivory Coast says the vessel has been released.

Brila Energy chairman Rowaye Jubril says the pirates discharged the vessel’s entire cargo, about 5,000 tons of fuel, while the 16 crew members were locked in the ship’s dining room.

Ivorian port officials say the tanker was seized late last week as it prepared to unload at the port in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital.

It is unclear where the tanker was …