Nigerian Navy Arrests Tanker Hijack Suspect

The Nigerian Navy has arrested a key suspect in last month’s hijack of the oil tanker, MT Maximus.

Commodore Abraham Adaji made the announcement on Saturday while handing over the tanker to Rene Von Loenens, Managing Director of ship agency company Super Maritime Nigeria Limited.

The name and nationality of the suspect was not given.

Adaji said the vessel was recovered about 300 nautical miles south of Lagos, very close to Sao Tome.

Two crew members, one Indian and one Pakistani, are still held by pirates, but the remainder of the crew members have now been released after questioning by Nigerian authorities.

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