Greek Suezmax tanker MARAN POSEIDON, reportedly, was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea 95 nm WSW of Kribi, Cameroon, at 0250 UTC Dec 12. Understood tanker is in load, en route from Kribi Oil Terminal to Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
It wasn’t so much attack as an attempt to attack. Fast boat approached tanker, fired several shots, and fled. Crew safe, tanker continues her voyage.
Insolence on pirates side, to try to attack Suezmax tanker, but probably, they’ve been lured by tanker sitting low in water. Report identifying MARAN POSEIDON as pirates target, is not yet confirmed, but everything coincides – time, position, etc.
Crude Oil Tanker MARAN POSEIDON is currently located at WAFR – Gulf of Guinea at position 02° 38′ 45.2″ N, 008° 58′ 59.0″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-12-11 23:46 UTC (1 day, 17 hours ago)
The vessel departed from KOME KRIBI I, CM on 2022-12-11 13:40 LT (UTC +1) and is currently sailing at 12.0 knots with West direction heading to WILHELMSHAVEN, DE with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-12-28 20:00 LT (UTC +1) local time (in 15 days, 2 hours)
MARAN POSEIDON (IMO: 9402926) is a Crude Oil Tanker that was built in 2010 (12 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Greece.
It’s carrying capacity is 158267 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 15.4 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 274 meters and her width is 48 meters.New FleetMon Vessel Safety Risk Reports Available: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/