Togolese naval forces
have prevented a hijacking of product tanker Djetona 1 in the Gulf of Guinea,
according to media reports.
provided by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre showed that the armed pirates boarded
and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker in the Lome Anchorage.
pirates took the tanker’s crew hostage in the incident which occurred in the
early morning hours of May 12.
after, the Togo Navy received a call from the owners of the hijacked vessel and
immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats to investigate the report.
tanker was intercepted 25 nautical miles 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 relevant authorities.