BFF-31 Tanker missing off Gabon with 17 sailors onboard

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Tanker missing off Gabon with 17 sailors onboard

LIBREVILLE, Aug 21, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – A tanker is missing off the coast of
Gabon, a security source in Gabon said Tuesday, as the Georgian foreign
ministry said 17 Georgian sailors were onboard.

The ship “disappeared off the radar screens” on August 14, the source
said, while regional military officials said the potential search area was
between the Gabonese coast and the Sao Tome and Principe archipelago.

Specialist websites list the 121-metre (396-feet) Panamanian-flagged ship,
the Pantelena, as a 7,000-tonne, 12-year-old dual-purpose oil or chemical
tanker.

BSS/AFP/IJ/1147 hrs