•  

Teekay’s Aframax AXEL SPIRIT attacked by pirates

April 22, 2017 at 05:29 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

Nine pirates in a skiff approached and fired upon aframax tanker AXEL SPIRIT underway at 0845 UTC Apr 19, in position 03 25N 005 46E, some 60 nm SSW of Brass, reported IMO. The alarm was raised, fire pumps started and non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. The ship increased speed and conducted evasive maneuvers. While the Master communicated with the escort vessel, the skiff was seen aborting and moving away. The crew and tanker reported safe. According to AIS, vessel was en route from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to Nigeria. on Apr 21 tanker was at Brass Oil Terminal.

Teekay’s Aframax AXEL SPIRIT attacked by pirates

Instant Search

Please enter three more characters.

Vessels See all 0 vessels

  Name   IMO MMSI Callsign Length Location  
No vessels found

Ports 0 found

  Name Vessels moored Country LOCODE Size
No ports found