Hijack / Ivory Coast 01-250122





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Attack->Hijack

 

Date and Time:
24 January 2022,
2317 local

Location: 53nm SSW of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Position: 04°22.51’N, 004°10.21’W

Distance from Shore: Approx. 50nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker

L x B: 105.5m x 16.6m

Speed: TBC

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None reported

Damage to Cargo:
Cargo stolen

Damage to Vessel:
None reported

Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.6m

 

Threat Details

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.

 

UPDATE 1: International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have confirmed that the tanker was hijacked by pirates. Pirates stole cargo and have now departed the vessel. All crew reported as safe. Pirates are
likely using another vessel as mothership and for stolen cargo.

 

All vessels in the area should
continue to
operate at heightened vigilance
as p
irates may
carry out additional attacks on vessels in the area.

 

ARC will update if further information is received.

 


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