All 23 Indian sailors aboard an oil tanker were safe after the Nigerian navy rescued their vessel that was hijacked briefly on Wednesday by pirates off the coast of southern Nigeria.

In the third such attack in over two weeks in the Gulf of Guinea, the Singapore-owned vessel, MT Abu Dhabi Star, was taken over by pirates last night when it was sailing towards the open sea.

International Maritime Bureau (IMB) officials said the vessel was carrying fuel.

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