Oil Tanker Goes Missing, Loses Radio Communications After Being Boarded by Pirates

Pirates have boarded a Liberian-flagged oil tanker with 16 crew members in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, the Danish vessel owner said Tuesday.
The attack took place southwest of Port Pointe-Noire, Congo.
The Monjasa Reformer “experienced an emergency situation” late Saturday, Monjasa, the Denmark-based company that owns the ship, said in a statement.

The crew sought refuge in a citadel — a safe area on the ship — in line with the on-board anti-piracy emergency protocol, said company spokesman Thorstein Andreasen.
The nationalities of the crew members and the pirates were not immediately known.


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