Hijacking of MT Marine Express
A Motor Tanker ‘Marine Express’ was hijacked by pirates off Contonou, Benin (West Africa) on 01 February 2018. The ship was carrying approximately 28,000 T of Gasoline and had 22 Indian crew. The Indian Navy liaised with the Nigerian Navy, Ghana and Benin Navies for air surveillance/necessary assistance to locate the missing vessel. The vessel was subsequently released by the pirates on 06 February 2018 with all crew safe.
MT Marine Express