Kidnap / Ghana 01-200521





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Kidnap

 

Date and Time: 19 May 2021, 1830hrs local

Location: 65nm SSE of Tema, Ghana EEZ

Position: 04°33.5’N, 000°15.6’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 65nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Fishing vessel

L x B: 55m x 10m

Speed: 11.3kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 5

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.3m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 8 (5 boarded the vessel)

Number of Craft: 1 skiff

Weapons Seen: Firearms

Equipment Seen: None reported

 

Description: A fishing vessel was attacked 65nm SSE of Tema in Ghana EEZ. Vessel was approached by a skiff with 8 persons onboard who fired at the vessel. 5 armed pirates boarded the
fishing vessel and instructed it to sail south east. The pirates stayed onboard for about 6 hours, disembarking with 5 crew members including the Captain, Chief Officer, Second Chief Officer, Chief Engineer and Boatswain’s mate. They also stole crew belongings
and valuables. According to one report, the crew identified the pirates as Nigerians. Vessel is now on route to Tema.

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