Re: Attack / Benin 01-170218

INCIDENT OVER

 

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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