Attack / Benin 01-270218 – UPDATE

INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Attack (Level I)

 

Date and Time: 0015UTC 27 February 2018

 

Location: Cotonou Harbour, Benin

 

Position: 06° 21’N, 002°25’E

 

Vessel Details

Type: Tanker

LOA: 120m

Beam: 18m

Freeboard: ~2m

 

Description: ARC has received a report that a vessel was attacked in Cotonou Harbour.

 

Update: 5 armed pirates boarded the vessel from the stern of the ship and wounded 2 guards. They entered the bridge and took control of the ship. As vessel did not have
any cargo on board, they stole cash, personal belongings and attempted to take two crew members hostage. The Benin Navy rescued the hostages.

 

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