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Swedish tanker attacked by pirates near Benin

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 15:48

Stockholm: A Swedish shipping company says Benin`s Navy has thwarted an attack by pirates on one of its tankers off the coast of Benin`s capital, Cotonou.

Wisby Shipmanagement AB said in a statement on Monday that pirates boarded its vessel, the Gotland Sofia, early Sunday, but the Navy arrived quickly and the pirates fled.

The company said no one was injured in the attack and the tanker suffered only minor damage.
It says the crew of 18 Filipinos, four Swedes and one Ukrainian were shocked by the incident.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 15:48

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