25 January 2014

Angola: Sonangol Clarifies Oil Tanker Disappearance

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Tanker (file photo).

The board of the state-owned Sonangol Shipping informed last Friday, in Luanda, that it lost contact, since January 19, with the oil tanker M/T Kerala of Greek origin but bearing a Liberian flag, which has been charted by Sonangol.

On its communiqué, Sonangol informs that the tanker, still to be located, had on board a crew made up of Indian and Philippine nationals, in a total of 27 people.

The document states that by the time of the last contact, the ship was on the coast of Luanda City (Angola).

The note also informs that to find out the causes behind the disappearance of the oil tanker, the necessary measures have already been taken by the Angolan authorities.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Angola Press Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Angola Recovers Missing Oil Tanker

Tanker (file photo).

The National Fuel Society of Angola has recovered its oil tanker which was allegedly hijacked enroute to Nigeria by crew members in January. Read more »