Piracy is just one of the challenges facing shippers in West Africa.
Just before sunrise the Kelewele, a small product tanker anchored off the port of Cotonou, Benin on the Gulf of Guinea, comes to life. Except for the anchor watch, most crew members got some well-deserved rest ahead of a busy day. Some of the fuel onboard will be unloaded in the port before the vessel goes on to Lagos, Nigeria to discharge the rest of her cargo.
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