Monjasa ratcheted up its safety measures. It established "citadels" on its tankers: fortified engine rooms without windows, in which crew members could seal themselves. Antipiracy drills became routine, and GPS locators were embedded in every vessel so that, says √òstergaard, "even if the pirates knocked out our communications system, we'd know where to find the ship."
Sensible as these measures were, they didn't completely remove the danger. In September, pirates attacked the Energizer again. The crew retreated to the citadel and cut the power so the attackers couldn't maneuver. After trying for two hours to reach the navy's emergency line, the Energizer's onshore shipping agent roused Major Ahoueya from bed. By the time a rescue arrived, the pirates were long gone.
Monjasa now, like many other companies, refuels ships in safer waters in Togo.