An oil tanker off the coast of West Africa with 22 Indian nationals aboard is still missing after contact with the vessel was lost five days ago.
The vessel, Marine Express, is carrying more than 13,000 tons of gasoline.
It went missing on February 1, 2018 in the Gulf of Guinea, according to a statement from the Anglo Eastern, the ship's management company.
Anglo-Eastern also said it had contacted the families of the missing sailors.
Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India's Ministry of External Affairs has put out an alert on Twitter:
Our Mission in Abuja (Nigeria) is in touch with the authorities in Benin and Nigeria for their help in locating the ship and is constantly monitoring the situation. A 24-hour helpline number set up by the Embassy for information on those missing is +234-9070343860
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 3, 2018