Date: 01-Feb-18 Time: 0528UTC
Lat: 06°16.00 North Long: 002°31.00 East
Event: Missing Vessel
On 01 Feb 2018, Owners lost contact with their tanker MT Marine Express loaded with gas oil. The last communication received from the tanker was on 01.02.2018 at 0528 UTC in position 06:16N - 002:31E, Cotonou anchorage, Benin. The fate of the crew members and the vessel are unknown. OPS Global Risk Management will monitor the situation and publish further details when known.
Details of the tanker:
Name of tanker : Marine Express
Type : Oil products tanker
Flag : Panama
Imo : 9403322
Grt : 28054 MT
Vessels within a 100 nautical mile radius should increase their anti-piracy deterrents in line with Best Management Practices 4. This should include increased twenty four hour anti-piracy watch keeping and radar monitoring. Vessel hardening should be checked and where appropriate bolstered.