ANKARA, Turkey, March 26 (UPI) -- Pirates attacked a Turkish ship off the coast of Nigeria and injured three sailors, but fled without seizing the ship, government officials in Ankara said.
The Maritime Affairs department said eight armed pirates boarded the MV Ozay-5 oil tanker anchored off the coast Thursday night and began gathering valuables, including cash, cellphones and electronics, the Anatolia news agency said Friday.
When a crew member pressed an emergency alarm, the pirates opened fire with automatic weapons, the report said.
Two Turkish crewman and a Nigerian were injured, but their conditions were not life-threatening, the report said.
The pirates fled the ship and the injured men were taken to a hospital in Lagos, the government said.