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Danish bunker companies' ship hijacked off Africa

The collapse and alleged financial fraud at OW Bunker only paints part of the picture of an industry that can also be life-threatening. ShippingWatch tells the story about how two Danish bunker companies were recently attacked and fired upon off the coast of West Africa, after which their ship was hijacked.

Photo: Endofa

The alleged financial fraud at OW Bunker merely represents one aspect of the global bunker industry. It can in fact be downright life-threatening to be part of the industry, as two Danish bunker companies learned this summer when their ship was fired upon and subsequently hijacked off the coast of West Africa.

The two Danish bunker companies Endofa and Dan-Bunkering established the joint venture Oleum less than a year ago, but today this company no longer exists, Kenn Søndergaard, managing partner at Endofa, tells ShippingWatch.

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