Pirates attack Turkish oil tanker, abduct six crew

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Ankara, April 11 (IANS) A group of pirates attacked a Turkish oil tanker sailing near the Nigerian coast and abducted six members of the crew, including the captain.

The identities or motivation of the pirates, who attacked the Malta-flagged Puli oil tanker, remained yet unknown, Turkish TV channel NTV reported on Monday.

The tanker was owned by Turkish shipping company Kaptanoglu, EFE news reported citing the channel.

The Puli tanker was coming from Gabon and in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast last Thursday before travelling to Nigeria, according to official data from International Maritime Traffic.

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