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Tanker hijacked off Ghana coast

July 28th 2014
According to media reports, the Kiribati-flagged tanker, MT Hai Soon 6 (IMO 9062697, owned by HaiSoon Pacific Pte Ltd. and operated by Hai Soon Ship Management Pte Ltd., was boarded and hijacked by a group of 10 heavily-armed pirates at 2340 UTC on Friday July 26th, around 46nm South of Ghana.

The tanker, laden with Marine Gas Oil (MGO), was reportedly engaged in STS operations when it was attacked and boarded. The ship was then reportedly sailed in a South Easterly direction, through Togo and possibly heading towards Cotonou, Benin. Patrol vessels from the Benin and Nigerian navies are currently searching for the ship.

If the hijacking follows previous patterns, it is likely she will be held for several days while the pirates siphon the cargo into other, smaller tankers before releasing the ship.

Source: http://www.marsecreview.com