Oil Tanker With 22 Indians Onboard Goes Missing Off West African Coast: MEA


Oil Tanker With 22 Indians Onboard Goes Missing Off West African Coast: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday informed that an oil tanker with 22 Indian nationals onboard is presumably missing off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, “A merchant vessel Marine Express (oil tanker), owned by Mumbai-based Anglo-Eastern shipping company with 22 Indian nationals onboard, is presumably missing off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.”

A merchant vessel Marine Express (oil tanker), owned by Mumbai-based Anglo Eastern shipping company with 22 Indian nationals onboard, is presumably missing off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.

He informed that the Indian authorities based in Nigeria have sought their help in locating the missing oil tanker.
“Our Mission in Abuja (Nigeria) is in touch with the authorities in Benin and Nigeria for their help in locating the ship and is constantly monitoring the situation.

A 24-hour helpline number set up by the Embassy for information on those missing is +234-9070343860,” he informed in another tweet. Read More

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