TOGO – Crew kidnapped from tanker

NO NEWS OF A TANKER SAILING FROM LUANDA TO LOME
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TOGO // On December 15th, around 0800 LT, approximately 110 NM south of Lomé the Marshal Island-flagged tanker DUKE was allegedly attacked according to initial MDAT-GoG report. Further information disclosed indicate that crew could have been kidnapped.

The tanker was sailing from Luanda to Lomé when we her AIS stopped transmitting and her speed dropped to slightly over 1 kn. Prior track was constant both in course and speed up until 0752 LT when she started altering her course and dropping speed.

UPDATE // During early PM hours it was confirmed that armed men attacked the tanker and managed to kidnap all crew leaving only one onboard, presumably a Nigerian national.

For additional information and analysis on the incident or if in need of specialized assistance in the area contact us at pi@praesidiumintl.com 

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