Media reported about the possible seizure of the tanker by Somali pirates
The ship was controlled by the Georgian-Russian crew of 19 people.
Moscow. August 17. INTERFAX.RU — the fourth days there is no communication with the tanker “Panteley” under the Panama flag, in which crew of 17 citizens of Georgia and two citizens of Russia, have confirmed the TV company “Imedi” Georgian foreign Ministry.
“Communication with the tanker broke off the coast of West Africa, near the Gulf of Guinea. The Georgian foreign Ministry is in constant contact with the Greek owner of the vessel to ascertain all the circumstances”, — said the foreign Ministry.
In conversation with journalists of the “Imedi” Georgian intermediary, a representative of the company “Ialkani” did not rule out that the ship was hijacked by Somali pirates.