According to foreign media, on September 14 in 62 nautical miles away from the capital of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea, pirates attacked the tanker "Matteos I" with the flag of Cyprus.

The crew consists of 23 members among whom, according to preliminary data, are citizens of Ukraine. Pirates transhiped the crew of the tanker to his one, then sailed away.

Before the highjacking of the tanker was disseminated the alarm, then the crew stopped to get on for a radio contact.

At the moment, the fate of the crew is unknown. The pirates requirements also are not reported.