Communication with tanker got lost
Vessels have been placed on alert after the 'B Ocean' went missing in the Gulf of Guinea. The Piracy reporting body Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade Gulf of Guinea (MDAT GoG) said it received a report in the morning of Nov 24, 2022, that communication had been lost with the tanker. MDAT GoG, a joint operation between the British and French navies, asked for masters in the area to report any sighting of the vessel, or any suspicious activity. The Security company Africa Risk Compliance (ARC) said contact was lost on Nov 23 at 11 p.m. 240 nautical miles off Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in international waters. The last activity of vessel was drifting in the area for approximately 24 hours. Wave height of 1.2 metres and a gentle breeze were reported in the area.
Pirates stole cargo
The 'B Ocean' was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the Ivory Coast on Jan 24, 2022. The pirates boarded and hijacked the ship before leaving it again with stolen cargo. Contact was lost with the vessel about 54 nautical miles south-southwest of the port of Abidjan and later re-established.Upload News