Oil Tanker Attacked, Crew Kidnapped Offshore West Africa

Published in Oil Industry News An oil tanker was attacked on Sunday in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and most of its crew were kidnapped, the latest in a string of incidents highlighting the security risks to shipping in the region. The vessel -- an oil products tanker named Duke, hauling fuel oil -- was attacked … Continue reading Oil Tanker Attacked, Crew Kidnapped Offshore West Africa

‘Drone attacks’ target three energy facilities in Syria

Possible "drone attacks" have targeted three government-owned energy facilities in central Syria. The "terrorist" attacks caused damage to production at Homs oil refinery as well as two natural gas installations in different parts of the central Homs province, the SANA news agency reported Saturday, citing the oil ministry. Read more: US secures Syria oil fields after … Continue reading ‘Drone attacks’ target three energy facilities in Syria

Pirates Release Nave Constellation Crew

file photo BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE   Pirates have released the 19 crewmembers taken from the tanker Nave Constellation on December 3. All 18 Indian and one Turkish nationals were freed on Saturday after being kidnapped from the vessel in the Gulf of Guinea while en route from Bonny Offshore Terminal to India. The seven seafarers left on … Continue reading Pirates Release Nave Constellation Crew

Pirates Release Three Kidnapped Tanker Crewmembers

File image BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE    European Products Carriers, the manager of the Greek-flagged oil tanker Elka Aristotle, announced Monday that the pirates who attacked the vessel off Togo on November 4 have released three kidnapped crewmembers. The freed hostages have successfully returned to their countries of origin - the Philippines, Georgia and Greece - and reunited … Continue reading Pirates Release Three Kidnapped Tanker Crewmembers