Cargo ship attacked in the morning Apr 10 off Ghana, Gulf of Guinea, most probably product tanker BITU ATLANTIC under way. Awaiting vessel’s ID confirmation and more details.
Confirmed it’s a tanker BITU ATLANTIC (IMO 9382085, dwt 45986, from Gibraltar to Lome Togo). The ship was approached by suspicious boat, pursued for some time, pursuers broke off and fled in about half an hour. Tanker didn’t stop or reduced speed, and continued voyage.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a AMBER risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 45% (01-APR-20), compared to the fleet average 36%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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