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Chemical tanker vessel hijacked in West Africa

A chemical tanker vessel owned by a British shipping company has been hijacked off the coast of West Africa. 20 crew members have allegedly been kidnapped.

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En soldat patruljerer nær Abidjan i Vestafrika. Området har de seneste måneder var ramt af flere piratangreb. Photo: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A chemical tanker ship managed by V.Ships and owned by a British shipping company has been hijacked off the coast of Togo in West Africa.

The hijacking happened on Sunday when six pirates boarded chemical tanker vessel Duke approximately 213 kilometers from Lomé in Togo.

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