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: TBC
Security Present: TBC
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
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.
Based on last position of hijacked fishing vessel LianPengYu 809, it is possible that it is involved in this attack.
ARC will update once further information is received.