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).
Length x Beam:
29m x 13m
Security Present: None
Weather: Gentle Breeze
Wave Height: 1.4m
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.
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