The Danish Oil Tanker “Monjasa Reformer” Located
The Liberian-flagged Danish oil tanker Monjasa Reformer, which was attacked on 25 March in the Gulf of Guinea, was located on Thursday 30 March off Sao Tome and Principe at 21:30 UTC by the French navy.
But only some of the 16 crew members were still on board, the Monjasa company said in a statement. It is possible that six crew members were abducted, but this figure has not been made official.
When the French military arrived, “the pirates had abandoned the ship and taken some of the crew with them,” the Danish company said.
No damage was found to the ship or its fuel cargo. The 135-metre vessel was attacked about 140 nautical miles off the Congolese port of Pointe Noire.
In 2022, only about 20 attacks were recorded in the Gulf of Guinea, according to the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center. There were 52 in 2021 and 115 in 2020, according to the maritime security consultancy based in Brest, France.
Since the beginning of 2023, two attacks have been reported in the area, the latest on 2 March.
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