Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since FridayBy Edward McAllister and Rajendra Jadhav DAKAR/MUMBAI (Reuters) – A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sunday. The Gulf of Guinea has become an increasing target for pirates who steal cargo and demand ransoms, even as piracy incidents fall worldwide, experts say. The Marine Express tanker, managed by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern, was last see in Benin’s waters at 3:30 a.m. GMT on Friday after which contact was lost, an Anglo Eastern spokesman told Reuters.



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