Offshore supply ship in GoG hit by pirates

Offshore supply ship Montet Tide (IMO 9533610) was reported to have been attacked and boarded in the Gulf of Guinea during the evening of October 25th, 50nm south-west of southern Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea. The ship was initially adrift. The MSC Lucia, escorted by the Russian Naval Group that rescued the vessel from an attempted pirate attack, was approaching the position of the Montet Tide, which was en route from Punt Europa Terminal, Bioko Island, to Malongo, Angola.

An update early on October 27th had the ship as having resumed its voyage, under way at reduced speed. Three crew were reported to have been kidnapped.

2012-built, Vanuatu-flagged, 3,601 gt Montet Tide is owned by Tidewater Marine Fleet LLC care of manager Tidewater Marine Inc of Houston, Texas. ISM manager is Pan Marine International Inc of Cairo, Egypt. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Tidewater Fleet LLC.