West Africa Piracy

February 4, 2013 - 8:31 AM
This undated photo provided Monday, Jan. 4, 2013 by Sea Tanker Shipping shows the French-owned oil tanker Gascogne. The tanker, missing off Ivory Coast with 17 sailors on board, likely has been hijacked, an official with an international piracy watchdog said Monday Feb 4 2013, in what may be the latest attack by criminal gangs targeting the ships to steal their valuable cargo. Details remained scarce about the fate of the ship, flagged in Luxembourg. (AP Photo/Sea Tanker Shipping)