Kidnap / Benin 01-020119





INCIDENT OVER

Event: Kidnap
IMB Level: 3
 
Date and Time: 2nd January 2019, about 0000hrs UTC
Location: 55nm S of Cotonou, Benin EEZ
Position: 05°28’N, 002°21’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 55nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Containership

L x B: 237m x 32m

 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 6
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: None reported
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 0.8m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: Not reported
Number of Craft: Not reported
Weapons Seen: Likely but not confirmed.
Equipment Seen: Not reported
 
Description: Whilst sailing from Lomé to Cotonou, the containership was boarded by pirates. 6 crew members were kidnapped and the pirates departed.

 

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