Date and Time: 9/10 January 2018
Location: Cotonou Anchorage, Benin
Position: 5°7’35”N, 02°21’12”E
Description: ARC received an initial report on 10th January that the tanker BARRETT was missing from Cotonou Anchorage. This has now been confirmed.
UPDATE: Owners Union Maritime have now confirmed that the vessel BARRETT was hijacked by pirates. The vessel’s whereabouts are currently unknown.
ARC will update when more information is received.