Approach / Nigeria 01-220718 – UPDATE





INCIDENT OVER

Event: Approach

IMB Level: 3

 

Date and Time: 22nd July 2018, 1400hrs local

Location: 275nm SSE Lomé, Togo / 300nm SW of Bayesla State, Nigeria

Position: 01°35.6N, 001°41.3E

Distance from Shore: 255nm from nearest shore (Ghana).

 

Vessel Details

Type: Tug

Length x Beam: 29m x 13m

Status: Underway

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze

Wave Height: 1.4m

 

Threat Details

Number of Pirates: 3 or 4

Number of Craft: 3 – One fishing boat mother vessel (blue and white), 2 skiffs (red and grey).

Weapons Seen: None reported

Equipment Seen: None reported

 

Description: Tug boat was sailing in the Gulf of Guinea in international waters and noticed fishing boat lower 2 skiffs. One skiff with 3 or 4 persons on board approached the tug at high speed.
Master raised the alarm, increased speed and headed into the swell. No further information.

 

UPDATE: Vessel is confirmed as safe.

 

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From: <operations@arcafrica.com>
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 19:25
Subject: Approach / Nigeria 01-220718

 

INCIDENT OVER

Event: Approach

IMB Level: 3

 

Date and Time: 22nd July 2018, 1400hrs local

Location: 275nm SSE Lomé, Togo / 300nm SW of Bayesla State, Nigeria

Position: 01°35.6N, 001°41.3E

Distance from Shore: 255nm from nearest shore (Ghana).

 

Vessel Details

Type: Tug

Length x Beam: 29m x 13m

Status: Underway

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze

Wave Height: 1.4m

 

Threat Details

Number of Pirates: 3 or 4

Number of Craft: 3 – One fishing boat mother vessel, 2 skiffs (red and grey).

Weapons Seen: None reported

Equipment Seen: None reported

 

Description: Tug boat was sailing in the Gulf of Guinea in international waters and noticed fishing boat lower 2 skiffs. One skiff with 3 or 4 persons on board approached the tug at high speed.
Master raised the alarm, increased speed and headed into the swell. No further information.

 

ARC will update should more information received.

 

MARITIME SECURITY | UNDERWATER SERVICES | OPERATIONAL SUPPORT | AGENCY SERVICES

 

E: info@arcafrica.com

T: +44 (0) 203 151 0170

 

www.arcafrica.com

 

Africa Risk Compliance Limited

 

 


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