Pirates Attack & Board Berthed LNG Tanker


Berthed LNG tanker was reportedly boarded by pirates on Oct 17, Punta Europa LNG Terminal, Equatorial Guinea, reports Maritime Bulletin. 

What happened?

According to reports, LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS was boarded by pirates at 0545 UTC Oct 17. 

According to track records, at the time of attack, the tanker was berthed at Punta Europa LNG Terminal, Malabo, Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea. 

Any injury or kidnap reported?

Initial reports said that two people (one crew and one Terminal worker) were kidnapped. Later it was confirmed that no one was kidnapped.

According to local sources, 1 person (not known if crew or terminal personnel) was slightly injured.

Vessel left LNG terminal

According to reports, METHANE PRINCESS left Punta Europa LNG Terminal at around 1130 UTC Oct 17, port of destination unidentified.

About the vessel

LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS, IMO 9253715, GT 93899, built 2003, flag Marshall Islands, manager GOLAR MANAGEMENT UK LTD.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin


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