Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday

A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sunday.

The cause of the loss of communication was unknown and a search was underway, conducted with help from Nigerian and Beninese authorities, Anglo-Eastern said.

“We regret that contact has been lost with the vessel, which was the Cotonou Anchorage in Benin, West Africa,” the spokesman said.

India’s minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter that 22 Indian nationals were onboard.

Source: Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday