Pirates Hijack Tanker With 24 Crew Off Gabon

Pirates have hijacked an oil product tanker with 24 crew members off the coast of Gabon.

The ship’s owner, Turkey-based Geden Lines, said pirates boarded the ship on Sunday near Port Gentil, Gabon.

The crew members are reported to be from India. The company said it is taking all possible steps to secure their safe return.

Piracy off the western coast of Africa has surged this year, with many attacks targeting ships hauling cargoes of fuel or oil.

This latest attack took place more …