Captain confirms hijacking
The captain of the Greek tanker Pantelena that went off the grid in West Africa has confirmed that the vessel was hijacked. According to the captain the crew that consisted of 2 Russians and 17 Georgians were held prisoners for nine days off the coast of West Africa before they were released.
In the early hours on August 14 the tanker was taken over by pirates. At that moment my assistant was steering the vessel. They held him at gunpoint, and hijacked the tanker. The pirates locked the crew inside one of the cabins where they stayed for nine days, "Captain Lasha Gadelia told Tass.
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