Kidnap / Nigeria 01-231118 – UPDATE






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Kidnap

IMB Level: 1

 

Date and Time: 21st November 2018, 0300hrs local

Location: 14nm SE of Bakassi Peninsular, Cameroon Territorial Waters

Position: 04°18’N, 008°47’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 8nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: 5 Fishing Boats

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 17 (5 Cameroon, 11 Chinese, 1 Sierra Leone)

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Weather: Light Breeze / 0.1mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.5m

 

Threat Details

Number of Pirates: Not specified

Number of Craft: Not specified

Weapons Seen: Not specified

Equipment Seen: Not specified

 

Description: 6 crew members have been kidnapped following an attack on 4 fishing vessels in Cameroonian territorial waters at night. It is likely that this was carried out by Nigerian-based pirates,
rather than based in Cameroon, due to recent incidents south of Akwa Ibom and sightings of suspicious skiffs with armed men onboard going towards the sea through the creeks and rivers of Akwa Ibom state.

 

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that 17 crew members were kidnapped from 5 fishing trawlers. The pirates then escaped to an unknown destination.

 

 

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From: Max Williams <operations@arcafrica.com>
Date: Friday, 23 November 2018 at 15:43
Subject: Kidnap / Nigeria 01-231118

 

INCIDENT OVER

Event: Kidnap

IMB Level: 1

 

Date and Time: 21st November 2018, 0150hrs local

Location: 14nm SE of Bakassi Peninsular, Cameroon Territorial Waters

Position: 04°18’N, 008°47’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 8nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Fishing Boats

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 6 (3 Cameroon, 3 Chinese)

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Weather: Light Breeze / 0.1mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.5m

 

Threat Details

Number of Pirates: Not specified

Number of Craft: Not specified

Weapons Seen: Not specified

Equipment Seen: Not specified

 

Description: 6 crew members have been kidnapped following an attack on 4 fishing vessels in Cameroonian territorial waters at night. It is likely that this was carried out by Nigerian-based pirates,
rather than based in Cameroon, due to recent incidents south of Akwa Ibom and sightings of suspicious skiffs with armed men onboard going towards the sea through the creeks and rivers of Akwa Ibom state.

 

ARC will update if more information is received.

 

MARITIME SECURITY | UNDERWATER SERVICES | OPERATIONAL SUPPORT | AGENCY SERVICES

 

E: info@arcafrica.com

T: +44 (0) 203 151 0170

 

www.arcafrica.com

 

Africa Risk Compliance Limited

 

 


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