BENIN // JANE piracy attack 70NM South of Cotonou – 11/11/2020
EVENT DESCRIPTION // On November 11th, around 0120 UTC, approximately 70NM South of Cotonou, the Marshall Islands flagged tanker JANE (IMO: 9364588) was approached by a speedboat carrying armed men. The men approached up to 1NM and allegedly opened fire against the tanker. The crew mustered into the citadel whilst the Master and bridge team carried out evasive maneuvers. Vessel and crew are reported to be safe an under escort by the NNS EKULU.
The tanker is operated by Product Shipping & Trading S.A. (Greece).