Four kidnapped from Diamond S Shipping product tanker

Diamond S Shipping has confirmed that four crew have been kidnapped from its product tanker Agisilaos.

The vessel, managed and crewed by Capital Ship Management, was approaching the port of Lome, Togo on Sunday with 22 crew onboard when it was attached.

Four crew were kidnapped, however there have been no reports of injuries at this time.

“All appropriate authorities have been notified and Diamond S is fully supporting Capital as they respond to this situation. Diamond S will not comment further on these operational issues to avoid potentially jeopardizing the safety of the crew members being held or prolonging their stay in captivity,” the company said in a statement.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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