Pirates Kidnap MT Barrett’s 22 Crew, Company Confirms

UK-based tanker owner and operator Union Maritime confirmed that 22 crew member from its vessel MT Barrett were kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on January 10.

The company lost contact with the Marshall Islands-registered ship, which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa, on January 9.

“Our primary concern remains the 22 crew on board and ensuring their safety,” the shipping firm said.

Union Maritime said that it continues to work with all relevant parties to ensure the situation is resolved successfully and as quickly as possible.

The shipping firm added that it regularly operates from ports in this region and has a rigorous safety and security protocol.

Furthermore, the company said that crews are repeatedly drilled in all safety and emergency procedures.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 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 1 2

Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology

Now in its 4th successful year, Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology is the only event that specifically.

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The two-day-long programme offers six highly interactive sessions with contributions from…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare

SMi are thrilled to announce the return of Maritime Information Warfare conference, now in its second year…

read more >

Offshore Wind Europe 2018

The Offshore Wind Europe speaker line-up is supported by executives who are leading the charge…

read more >