CANCELLED Suspicious Approach / Sao Tome 01-140721





INCIDENT OVER – CANCELLED

 

Event: Suspicious Approach CANCELLED

 

Date and Time: 14 July 2021, 0930hrs UTC

Location: 100nm WSW of Port Gentil, Sao Tome and Principe EEZ

Position: 01°0.407’S, 07°5.043’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 100nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Bulk Carrier

L x B: 190m x 32.3m

Speed: 11.8kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0.8mm precipitation

Wave Height: 2.6m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 1 speed boat, white and blue hull, 12m long

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A bulk carrier on route to Owendo was approached by a speed boat. Report states that the bulk carrier vessel carried out evasive manouevres and the speed boat gave up the
approach.

 

UPDATE: Further information has reported that the
craft’s closest point to the vessel was 4nm, and therefore did not pose a security threat to the vessel.

 

Vessels in the area should still remain vigilant following the reports last week of possible pirate activity in the area around Sao Tome and Principe.

 

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