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
L x B:
121.4m x 19.2m
Security Present: None
Damage to Cargo: TBC
Damage to Vessel: TBC
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.2m
Number of Perpetrators: TBC
Number of Craft: 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.
UPDATE 2: Latest report is that the 15 crew members have mustered in the citadel. Pirates are still onboard and vessel is being steered from the citadel.
Further information to follow once received.