Tanker Returned to Owner Following Hijacking and Attempted Fuel Theft

Panama-flagged oil tanker MT Maximus has been returned to its owners, Super Maritime Nigeria Limited (Super Maritime Nigeria), by theNigerian Navy after the vessel was hijacked last month in the Gulf of Guinea off Abijan, Ivory Coast with the intention of stealing the 4,700 tonnes of diesel fuel that was on board, local media reports.

The alleged pirates are reported to have boarded the vessel on February 11, after which they took the ship’s crew captive and renamed the vessel MT Elvis-5, having intended to sell the ship’s fuel on the black market.

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