IMB Level: 1
Date and Time: 5th May 2019, morning
Location: 92nm SE of Bonny Fairway Buoy, 31nm SW of Malabo Island, Equatorial Guinea EEZ.
Position: 03°00’N, 008°00’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 31nm
L x B: 31m x 9.2m
Kidnapped: Not confirmed
Injured: None reported
Killed: None reported
Security Present: Not reported
Weather: Light Breeze / 0.6mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.2m
Number of Pirates: Not reported
Number of Craft: Not reported
Weapons Seen: Not reported
Equipment Seen: Not reported
Description: A tug was boarded and hijacked by pirates. It may have then been used to conduct an attack on a heavy lift semi-submersible vessel nearby a few hours later.
ARC will update if more information is received.
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