Aegean Horizon tanker released from Nigerian detention

The Greek-flagged oil tanker Aegean Horizon was released by Nigerian authorities on Thursday after being held since November 13 as part of a probe into the suspected theft of thousands of tons of crude oil during a naval exercise in the region.

The vessel was released on the intervention of Greek President Karolos Papoulias and the Foreign Ministry in Athens, and was en route to Rotterdam, its original destination.

All the crew were reported to be in good health.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.