Product Tanker Survives Two Boardings in Less Than 24-Hours off Africa

Reports of piracy incidents continue to come in at an alarming rate from the Gulf of Guinea with at least three vessels approached in four incidents over the weekend. However, the crew of one Malta-flagged product tanker, the New Ranger, survived two boardings in less than 24-hours.

The security services are reporting that the 12,950 DWT tanker New Ranger departed Lome, Togo bounded for Cameroon on December 4. The vessel regularly operates in the area and is no stranger to the local dangers having been boarded previously in 2011 and 2015 according to multiple sources.

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