Tag: oil tanker

  • Attempted Theft Aboard Underway Oil Tanker in Singapore Strait

    December 19, 23:00 LT (15:00 UTC): Three unauthorized persons armed with knives reportedly boarded a Panama-flagged oil tanker while she was underway in the Singapore Strait. Nothing was reported stolen […]

  • 19 Crew Missing From Oil Tanker Following Pirate Attack 76nm South of Bonny, Nigeria

    December 03, 18:10 UTC: Nineteen crew have been kidnapped by an unknown number of armed pirates attacked and boarded a very large crude carrier (VLCC) NAVE CONSTELLATION (IMO #9515929) underway […]

  • Four Crew Kidnapped From Greek Boat Off Togo

    UPDATE December 13: While three of the four crew were released on December 13, the fourth crew member died in captivity. November 04: At least three pirates armed with guns […]

  • Oil Tankers Avoiding Middle East Refuelling Hub After Attacks; Some May Turn to Singapore

    July 08: Oil tanker owners are avoiding sending their ships to the Middle East’s main refuelling hub after a spate of attacks on vessels in the past two months ratcheted […]

  • Attempted Boarding Off Coast of SW Bayelsa State, Nigeria

    May 03: At approx. 20:50 LT last Friday, an oil products tanker was approached by an unknown number of pirates aboard one speed boat while transiting offshore Bayelsa State (approx. […]

  • Hijacked tanker released

    Confusing situation in Gulf of Guinea. Hijacked tanker released, some crew kidnapped Nov 2 Update: Latest update – 4 crew from offshore tug and an unknown number of ANUKET AMBER […]

  • Captain claims hijack

    Still awaiting confirmation of hijack. Tanker PANTELENA was hijacked and held by pirates for 9 days Captain of Greek tanker PANTELENA spoke to Georgia First Channel TV and said, that […]

  • Tanker missing in WAF

    Vessel went missing off Gabon, far from usual pirate grounds. Ship Sailing under Panama Flag with 17 Georgian Sailors Goes Missing A ship which was sailing under Panama flag with […]

  • Houthis hit tanker

    Risk to merchant vessels heightened. Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen: coalition Sami Aboudi, Stephanie Nebehay DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi group hit a Saudi oil tanker off […]

  • Marine Express hijacked?

    A search has been launched for an Indian-owned oil tanker that has gone missing in a part of West Africa rife with piracy. Search launched for missing oil tanker feared […]