Tanker Ocean Centurion attack update

July 19, 2013 at 01:37 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

According to IMB data, pirates after bordering the tanker ordered crew of the Ocean Centurion to sail south and then north towards the Togo/Benin border where they disembarked and escaped on a speedboat, 12nm from the coastline. They didn’t take hostages with them, said IMB. Reuters said they did, though. While staying on board, pirates robbed the crew. Two crew members were injured and were taken to hospital, when vessel, escorted by patrol boat, returned to Lome anchorage. 

First news:

Tanker Ocean Centurion attacked by pirates, 2 crew hijacked, 3 injured, Togo

Reportedly tanker Ocean Centurion was attacked by pirates on July 16 13 off the coast of Togo, some 45 nautical miles SE of Lome. Pirates robbed crew off cash and personal belongings, and took two hostages with them. Three crew members were injured during the attack. Vessel’s last AIS signal is dated 19:46 LT (?) July 15. Present position and condition of the vessel are unknown.

  Tanker Ocean Centurion attack update

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