Anglo-Eastern, ship manager of the oil products tanker Marine Express, which was the subject of a pirate attack and seizure in the Gulf of Guinea on February 1st, are pleased to report that the vessel is back under the command of the captain and crew.
Full control of the vessel was resumed at approximately 04:00 Singapore time today. All crew members are reported to be safe and well, and the cargo of 13,500 tons of gasoline remains on board.
A full investigation will be carried out into the hijacking of the vessel and Anglo-Eastern has expressed its gratitude to the captain and crew of the “Marine Express” and their families for their courage and fortitude in dealing with a difficult situation over the past few days, as well as to all of the authorities and agencies involved.
All families of the crew members on board the “Marine Express” have been advised of the situation.