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: None

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:
Firearms

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.

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