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Pirates released three tanker crew kidnapped off Togo. Fourth dies in captivity.

Photo of the Elka Aristotle Product Tanker at sea, bow facing camera

Reuters, December 13, 2019 ATHENS, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Pirates have released three crew taken hostage from a Greek oil tanker off the coast of the West African country of Togo in November, the vessel’s manager said on Friday. A fourth hostage, a Filipino, died from illness during captivity, European Products Carriers Ltd added. It did not give details of …

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Iran seizes ship with Filipino crew for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 / 8:19 AM  DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members, state television reported on Saturday. It said the tugboat was carrying nearly 284,000 litres of diesel. The report did not say what national flag the vessel was flying. …

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