Kidnap / Equatorial Guinea 01-301221





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Kidnap for Ransom

 

Date and Time: 30 December 2021, 0430hrs local

Location: 12nm SW of Mbini, Equatorial Guinea

Position: 01°30’N, 009°25’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 200nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: Fishing Vessel

L x B: TBC

Speed: TBC

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 6

Injured: 0

Killed: 1

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: Not reported

Damage to Vessel: Not reported

Weather: Light Air / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.5m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 1 speedboat with black hull

Weapons Seen: Firearms

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A fishing vessel was boarded by pirates. The pirates fired at the vessel and during the attack 1 crew member was killed. 6 crew members including the Captain were kidnapped.
After the pirates left, the fishing vessel sailed to a nearby FPSO for support. Equatorial Guinea Navy have been informed.

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