Event: Kidnap for Ransom (updated from
Date and Time: 16 November 2020, 0500hrs local
Location: 63nm SW of Bonny FWB, Nigeria EEZ
Position: 3° 32.117’N,
Distance from Shore: Approx. 43nm
L x B: 64m x 11m
Security Present: None reported
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1m
Number of Perpetrators: 7-8
Number of Craft: Not reported
Weapons Seen: Persons stated as “armed”
Equipment Seen: None reported
Description: MDAT-GoG have reported that a vessel was boarded by a group of armed persons. From AIS tracking, it looks to be a cargo vessel on route from Douala to Takoradi. MDAT-GoG
have reported the vessel as safe but ARC will investigate and update if any further information on status of crew is available.
UPDATE: 5 crew are reported to have been kidnapped from the vessel, all Ghanaian. Pirates also damaged onboard equipment, including communications and navigation.
ARC will update when further information is received.
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