Cancale Star: Gathering Storm as Piracy Spreads
Pirates from the Nigerian town of Badagry, on the Benin border, 70km west of the commercial capital Lagos, have attacked an oil tanker off the coast of west Africa, killing a Ukrainian seaman, the commander of Benin's naval forces says. Simplice Hessou, a doctor on board the tanker, confirmed the death of the Ukrainian chief engineer and four other crew were injured, one with gunshot wounds. He said the ship's first officer had been seriously wounded. The pirates attacked the vessel some 18 nautical miles (33km) off the coast of Benin.
There were 24 seamen of different nationalities on board the Monrovia-flagged vessel, including Filipinos, Lithuanians and Ukranians.
CANCALE STAR IMO: 9372858
Call Sign : A8MO9
Gross tonnage : 42010
Type of ship : Crude Oil Tanker
Year of build : 2007
Flag : Liberia
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manager: Chemikalien Seetransport GmbH Hamburg