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Gunmen attack tanker off Nigeria, kidnap Romanian

Gunmen in speedboats attacked a tanker loaded with 4,000 tonnes of diesel off the coast of Nigeria, kidnapping a Romanian crew member and badly damaging the vessel's superstructure.

world Updated: Jan 21, 2009 13:53 IST
Reuters

Gunmen in speedboats attacked a tanker loaded with 4,000 tonnes of diesel off the coast of Nigeria on Wednesday, kidnapping a Romanian crew member and badly damaging the vessel's superstructure, security sources said.

Three private security sources said the MT Meredith was attacked at the Bonny Fairway Buoy off the oil producing Niger Delta, a route regularly used by oil services vessels. The tanker was believed to be travelling from Lagos to the main oil city of Port Harcourt.

First Published: Jan 21, 2009 13:46 IST