Attempted Boarding / Gabon 01-080221






INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Attempted Boarding

 

Date and Time: 8 February 2021, 0620hrs local

Location: 74nm WSW of Port Gentil, Gabon

Position: 00°59.48’S, 007°32.24’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 323nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker

L x B: 333m x 60m

Speed: 10kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None reported

Damage to Vessel: None reported

Weather: Light Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.3m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 2 – 1 mother vessel and 1 small craft

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Ladders

 

Description: A tanker sailing south from a Nigerian offshore terminal was attacked by pirates whilst sailing west of Port Gentil. A small craft was launched from a larger vessel and attempted
to board the tanker using ladders. The tanker carried out evasive manoeuvres and increased its speed. The boarding attempt was unsuccessful and the vessel escaped with all crew safe.

 

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