Illegal Boarding / Sao Tome 01-090221





INCIDENT ONGOING – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding

 

Date and Time: 9 February 2021, 1222hrs local

Location: 13nm NW of Sao Tome / 205nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Zone

Position: 01°35’N, 005°07’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 170nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type:
Oil/Chemical Tanker

L x B:
121.4m x 19.2m

Speed:
Not known

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: TBC

Injured: TBC

Killed: TBC

Security Present: TBC

Damage to Cargo: TBC

Damage to Vessel: TBC

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.2m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: TBC

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: TBC

Equipment Seen: TBC

 

Description: A vessel has been boarded in the Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Zone. Vessel attacked is TBC however possibly a containership based on AIS data in the area
(DISREGARD – CORRECTION BELOW)

 

Based on last position of hijacked fishing vessel LianPengYu 809, it is possible that it is involved in this attack.

 

UPDATE 1: It has been confirmed that the vessel that has been attacked is a tanker which sailed from Lomé yesterday with final destination listed as Malabo.

 

Further information to follow once received.

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