ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS
Event: Sighting of Suspicious Craft
Date and Time: 19 October 2021, 0930hrs UTC
Location: 255nm due S of Lomé, International Waters
Position: 01°50’N, 001°11’E
Number of Perpetrators: Not reported
Number of Craft: 1 tug
Weapons Seen: Not reported
Equipment Seen: Not reported
Description: A tug boat, described as “rusty” with a black superstructure and white hull, has been reported deep offshore in the Gulf of Guinea. The vessel reportedly has no name and
is not transmitting on AIS.
ARC comment: This information is received from a regional Naval force. All vessels transiting the area just south of the EEZs of Ghana, Togo and Benin should remain
extremely vigilant. ARC will update if/when further information is received.