Re: Attack / Benin 01-170218



Event: Attack (Level II)


Date and Time: 2300UTC 17 February 2018


Location: 4.5nm SE of Landing Buoy, Cotonou Anchorage, Benin


Position: 06°17’53’’N 002°30’21’’E


Vessel Details

Type: Tanker

Length: 129m

Beam: 20m

Freeboard: 2.8m

Status: At anchor


Description: A merchant vessel has stated that it is under attack at 2300UTC in Cotonou anchorage.


Update: Unauthorised persons were seen onboard the vessel. Alarm was raised, Master sent SSAS alert and crew mustered in citadel. Through IMB PRC, the Benin Navy dispatched
3 patrol boats to the vessel and the Navy personnel boarded the tanker. After a search, no unauthorised persons were found on board and the Navy oversaw the crew departing the citadel. All crew reported as safe.



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