A Filipino national has been kidnapped and remains missing after pirates attacked a liquefied natural gas carrier at anchor off Equatorial Guinea.

Reports from risk intelligence company Dryad Global said that the LNG carrier Methane Princess was boarded whilst at Punta Europa anchorage off the capital Malabo.


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The vessel was attacked soon after breaking off loading operations and the alarm was sounded and all on deck were able to retreat to citadel.

“Two Filipino nationals were on the jetty and both were taken hostage. One of the hostages jumped off the pirate vessel and was rescued but sustained injuries. One person entering the citadel was also injured," said Dryad Global.

No shots were reported and the Equatorial Guinea Navy and a patrol vessel were on scene within an hour.

Navy and government personnel carried out post-event inquiries and the tanker departed on time and is now en route to next port.

“[The] pirate vessel direction of travel remains unverified,” added the Dryad Global report.

VesselsValue reports that Golar LNG’s carrier Methane Princess is currently under its own steam off Ivory Coast.

Golar LNG could not be reached for immediate comment.