A BW LPG VLGC has emerged as the ship which narrowly avoided being hijacked off Congo earlier this week, while a bunker tanker has been seized and crew also taken from an RK8 Shipmanagement OSV, TradeWinds has learned.

“I can confirm that the VLGC BW Frigg was attacked by pirates as she was taking on bunkers off Pointe-Noire in Republic of the Congo on 29 October 2018,” a BW spokesperson told TradeWinds.