Pirates Seize Oil Tanker in Ivory Coast

Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5,000 tons of oil from a port in Ivory Coast.

Ivorian port officials said Monday that the Nigerian-owned vessel, along with its 16 crew members, was seized late last week as it was preparing to unload at the port in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital.

The statement says officials believe the ship is currently located off the coast of neighboring Ghana. However, that has not been confirmed.

Hijackings and attacks on ships have increased …