Kidnap / Gabon 01-050921





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Kidnap for Ransom

 

Date and Time: 5 September 2021, 0800hrs UTC

Location: Libreville Anchorage, Gabon

Position: 00°18.12’N, 009°24.42’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 5nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Offshore Support Vessel

L x B: 88.6m x 19m

Speed: 0kts – at anchor

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 1

Injured: 2

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None reported

Damage to Vessel: None reported

Weather: Light Breeze / 0.5mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.6m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: Not reported

Weapons Seen: Yes – reported as armed

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: An OSV at Libreville anchorage was boarded by armed men. 2 crew were injured and 1 crew member was reportedly kidnapped. The vessel is now being secured by local authorities.

 

It is likely that this incident will be classed as a violent armed robbery incident rather than piracy, however ARC will update if any further information is received.

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T: +44 (0) 203 151 1700

 

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