Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea UPDATE, ID

Mar 27 UPDATE: AIS remains off since 0000 UTC Mar 26, tanker reportedly was boarded by pirates, crew mustered in citadel, no contacts, no news on crew and ship condition, status.
Merchant ship was attacked early in the morning Mar 26 off the coast of Republic of Congo, details including ship’s ID weren’t disclosed. According to tracks, positions and time of the ships in the area, attacked ship might be identified as tanker MONJASA REFORMER. As of 0315 UTC Mar 26, no AIS during last 3 hours.
Product tanker MONJASA REFORMER, IMO 9255878, dwt 13702, built 2003, flag Liberia, manager MONJASA DMCC, UAE.



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