Thursday, August 30, 2012
Pirates take Panamax tanker carrying $54 million gasoil cargo
Pirates took a tanker transporting a gas oil load worth $54 million in the Gulf of Guinea. The Panamax tanker Energy Centurion from the Isle of Man went missing after the criminals had a gunfight with the Togo navy, reported vessel operator Enterprises Shipping & Trading. All communication from the ship went silent after a distress call was issued yesterday at 7:30 a.m. London time.
The ship might have been seized by the same pirates who took a smaller gasoil ship on Aug. 19, according to Richard Mcenery, chief operations officer of Ocean Protection Services.
For more of the BusinessWeek story: businessweek.com
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