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Turkish cargo ship with 24 Indians hijacked off Gabon

A Turkish oil-chemical tanker with an all-Indian crew of 24 has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of the West African nation Gabon. MV Cotton, the Malta-flagged vessel, was taken over by suspected pirates 15 miles off the Gentil Port early on Monday, a statement from V Ships, the crew manager for the vessel owned by a Turkish company, said.The oil products and chemical tanker lost contact with its Turkish owner ‘Geden Lines’ after leaving Port Gentil in Gabon early on Monday morning, an official at Turkey’s Foreign Ministry in Ankara was quoted by media reports as saying. The vessel had been heading towards Nigeria.
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