Oil Tanker Marine Express Hijacked by Pirates is Released

All crew and cargo on board the oil-tanker Marine Express have been released, safe and well.

The vessel was released by pirates on the 6th February and it has been confirmed that all 22 crew members on board are well. Additionally the vessel’s cargo was also intact upon release.

The vessel originally lost contact on the 1st February whilst in the Gulf of Guinea, off of the coast of Benin, West Africa. The Indian government proceeded to coordinate with Nigerian and Benin authorities to trace the vessel. It has been stated that an investigation into the incident is now underway.