January 18, 2018
The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker MT Barrett and its 22 crew members have been launched from captivity after a six-day ordeal, UK-based tanker proprietor and operator Union Maritime knowledgeable.
Fortunately all of the crew is protected. Vessel proprietor efforts and negotiations led to peaceable launch of the crew and the vessel.
Vessel was hijacked on twelfth of January and surprisingly no person in India knew in regards to the Incident. No authorities, no media homes and naturally MUI knew in regards to the hijack of the vessel. Marine republic revealed the information of potential hijack of the ship on fifteenth January which in the end turned out to be true.
“MT Barrett has been launched after a Gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting six days. All crew are protected. We’re extraordinarily grateful to the numerous events that assisted in reaching the profitable decision of this incident,” an organization replace mentioned.
“We’re targeted now on supporting the crew and their households. The crew are safely again in Lagos, Nigeria and have been met by senior representatives from Union Maritime and the technical managers.”
The corporate misplaced contact with the ship on January 10, when the ship was at anchor off Benin, West Africa.
The corporate activated its emergency response plan and alerted regional maritime authorities and different vessels within the space.
Based on Union Maritime, the precise nature of the incident solely turned clear late on January 12, when these holding the vessel made contact with the corporate.
“A decision course of started, which in the end led to the discharge of the vessel and all crew on board on January 16,” the replace reads.
“We sincerely admire the help and efforts of all concerned, together with the authorities in Benin, Togo, Nigeria and India.”