INCIDENT ONGOING – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA
Date and Time: 24/25 January 2022, exact tbc
Location: 53nm SSW of Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Position: 04°22.51’N, 004°10.21’W
Distance from Shore: Approx. 50nm
Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker
L x B: 105.5m x 16.6m
Security Present: None reported
Damage to Cargo: TBC
Damage to Vessel: TBC
Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.6m
Number of Perpetrators: TBC
Number of Craft: TBC
Weapons Seen: TBC
Equipment Seen: TBC
Description: MDAT-GoG have received a report of a possible attack on a tanker offshore Abidjan, Ivory Coast EEZ. According to other reports, ship-owner has had no contact with vessel
since yesterday evening.
All vessels in the area should operate at heightened vigilance due to following:
If attack and hijack is confirmed, pirates may use vessel to stage additional attacks.
If attack is confirmed but failed, pirates may attack other vessels in the area.
This report follows on from intelligence report issued yesterday about a suspicious vessel reported in western Ghanaian EEZ.
ARC will update if this incident is confirmed.
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