Aframax tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea UPDATE attack confirmed, 4 kidnapped

Nov 5 UPDATE: 1 Greek, 2 Filipino and 1 Georgian were kidnapped, and most probably, Captain is among them. 1 guard, member of security team, was wounded in a gunfire exchange.

Nov 4 1330 UTC UPDATE: Confirmed attacked ship is a Greek Aframax tanker ELKA ARISTOTLE,, 4 crew kidnapped: 3 Filipino and 1 Georgian nationalities.
Vessel was attacked at Lome Anchorage, Togo, Gulf of Guinea, in position 05 58N 001 16E, at 0240 UTC Nov 4. Ship wasn’t identified, but according to available data, it’s an Aframax tanker ELKA ARISTOTLE. No info yet on attack details – was it robbery, or kidnapping, were crew injured, etc.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 33% (28-JUN-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

Vessel was attacked at Lome Anchorage, Togo, Gulf of Guinea, early in the morning Nov 4. Ship wasn’t identified, but according to available data, it’s an Aframax tanker, detailed info withhold until confirmation. No info yet on attack details – was it robbery, or kidnapping, were crew injured, etc.

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