Pirates left Greek tanker Energy Centurion
Thursday, August 30, 2012 -
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Pirates left Greek tanker Energy Centurion during the day August 30, most probably fearing the consequences after they found they were spotted and followed. According to presently available information, pirates weren’t able to steal the cargo as they planned. They found most safe place for their retreat, and left the vessel. Crew is safe and unharmed.
Greek tanker Energy Centurion with Russian crew hijacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Greek tanker Energy Centurion hijacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on August 28 2012 in the vicinity of 05-52N 001-24E, last known position at 08:30 UTC Aug 28 05-50N 001-44E, tanker loaded with 50,000 tons of gasoil was en route to Lome, Togo. There was a a fire exchange with a patrol boat, but luckily, 24 crew, all Russians, was unharmed. Most probably pirates hijack the vessel for stealing part of her cargo, and tanker will be released in several days. A week ago in the same area pirates hijacked UK tanker Anuket Emerald with Russian-Filipino crew, see below the details.
Tanker Energy Centurion IMO 9387970, dwt 74995, built 2008, flag Isle of Man, manager GOLDEN ENERGY MANAGEMENT.