INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA
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
Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker
L x B: 105.5m x 16.6m
Security Present: None reported
Damage to Cargo:
Damage to Vessel:
Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.6m
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
operate at heightened vigilance as pirates may
carry out additional attacks on vessels in the area.
ARC will update if further information is received.
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