Oil Tanker Missing Since Friday in Gulf of Guinea – Ship Manager

MT Marine Express
MT Marine Express. Jurij S. 

An oil products tanker with 22 Indian crew members has been missing since Friday in the Gulf of Guinea, the manager of the vessel has confirmed, sparking fears that the vessel has been hijacked.

Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern confirmed in a tweet that they have lost contact with their managed MT Marine Express while in Cotonou, Benin. Last contact was made with the vessel February 1 at 03:30 UTC.

The 180-meter MT Marine Express is registered in Panama. The vessel was built in 2009.

AIS tracking data shows the vessel was last at an anchorage off Cotonou, Benin on Friday. 

Anlgo-Eastern provided the following update on Sunday: