Attempted Boarding / International Waters 01-220518





INCIDENT OVER

Event: Attempted Boarding
IMB Level: 1
 
Date and Time: 21st May 2018 2355hrs local
Location: 140nm S of Lomé, Togo
Position: 03°46.4’N, 01°30.7’E
Distance from Shore: 140nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Tanker
Length x Beam: 184m x 27m
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: None
Weather: Gentle Breeze
Wave Height: 1.3m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates/Robbers: 7
Number of Craft: 1 speed boat
Weapons Seen: No
Equipment Seen: No
 
Description: Drifting merchant vessel was attacked by one speed boat with 7 persons on board. 1 tried to board the vessel but was seen by watchman on duty who raised the alarm. Pirate jumped back
into the skiff. Crew mustered in the citadel except Master, Chief Engineer and 3rd Officer. SSAS and distress alert systems activated, and evasive manoeuvres were conducted. The pirates aborted their attack and all crew and vessel safe.

 

Due to distance from shore, it is possible that a mother vessel was used to launch the attack.

 

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