The following statement was issued today by QUEENSWAY NAVIGATION CO. LTD:

Athens - 1 May 2020

The owners of M/T VEMAHOPE can confirm that their vessel was attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the late hours of 30 April 2020.

A number of crew have been taken from the vessel and owners are committed to doing everything they can to obtain their safe return.

The families have been informed. This is obviously a sensitive time and no further information will be given for the duration of the incident.

Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd. press release