Armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker and its crew hostage
12.05.2019: 0100 UTC:
Posn: Lome Anchorage, Togo.
Armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker and its crew hostage. The Togo Navy received a call from the Owners that their tanker had been attacked and immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats to investigate. The tanker was intercepted 25nm from the anchorage area and forced to return to Lome port. The crew were reported safe and the armed persons were captured and handed over to the Authorities.