1 Filipino killed in pirate attack off Nigerian coast
APMANILA--Philippine officials say a Filipino crewman has been fatally shot in a pirate attack on a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.
February 7, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said Wednesday the crewmen's local employment agency confirmed the Marshall-islands flagged tanker Pyxis Delta was attacked Monday.
He says a Filipino was shot and was pronounced dead. The other eight Filipinos “are safe on board the ship which is anchored off the coast of Nigeria.”
Hernandez says the department has no other details.