Pirates seize African tanker off the coast of Abidjan

Armed men off the coast of Abidjan, Africa, have seized a ship carrying 5000 tonnes of oil. The 334ft (102m) ITRI was heading to Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday when the pirates attacked.

Serge Constant, director of Koda Martime, the company that owns the ship, told the BBC that there were 16 crew on board at the time. The ship was then taken into Ghanaian waters with the crew still on board.

Constant said that they are receiving “contradictory” information from the police, leaving them unsure of what is happening.

Peter Azumah from the Ghana Maritime Authority told the BBC that there had been no sighting of the ship in Ghanaian waters.