Pirates Attack Tanker Bouboulina in Gulf of Guinea

Image Courtesy: Interpol

A group of armed pirates has approached and opened fire upon a tanker which was underway some 89 nautical miles off the coast of Brass, Nigeria, according to data provided by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).

The vessel in question was reportedly the 2006-built Suezmax tanker Bouboulina.

IMB PRC said that, as the boat came alongside the vessel on July 7, the alarm was raised and all crew retreated into the citadel from where they controlled the vessel.

After some four hours the crew emerged from the citadel and found that the bridge windows were shattered due to the firing.

There were no injuries reported following the incident.

The 163,800 dwt vessel continued its voyage to the port of destination, IMB PRC added.

The Greece-flagged tanker is owned by the Greek shipping company Delta Tankers, according to VesselsValue.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jul 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Global Liner Shipping Asia Conference

Fight. Survive. Thrive. Respond to challenges of consolidation & disruption at the largest gathering of container shipping industry in Asia…

read more >

Bunkering Week 2017

IBC’s biennial Bunkering Week is back with its successful series of 3 co-located events: 8th Bunkering in Asia, 4th LNG Bunkering and EMTECH: Ship Emissions Technology Conference. With a proven track record of bringing together top decision makers from various industry sectors, this remains the go to event for ship owners, fuel suppliers, traders and […]

read more >

Indonesia Marine & Offshore Expo (IMOX) 2017

Indonesia Marine & Offshore Expo (IMOX) 2017, Batamis an international maritime and offshore industrial event that brings an international…

read more >

Salvage & Wreck Asia

Could your business be affected by shipwreck? Are you a salvage professional or a wreck removal expert? …

read more >