Two tankers have been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the past four days as piracy off the West African coast continues to escalate.
On Saturday the 73,400-dwt Orfeas (built 2008) went missing off Abidjan in the Ivory Coast reports security consultants AKE.
The crude and oil products tanker is owned by Greece’s Grace Management and is part of the Heidmar run Star Tankers pool.
The Orfeas was scheduled to carry out two ship-to-ship (STS) transfer operations with the Marshall Islands-flagged lightering vessel Admiral L off Abidjan.
It completed the first STS operation, but went missing before the second operation took place at around 0100 local time on 6 October.
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