INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA
Event: Sighting of Suspicious Craft
Date and Time: 27 April 2021, 0950hrs UTC
Location: 80nm NW of Limbe, Cameroon EEZ
Position: 4° 10.600’N, 8° 33.367’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 22nm
Number of Perpetrators: Not reported
Number of Craft: 1
Weapons Seen: Not reported
Equipment Seen: Not reported
Description: ARC has received a report of a “pirate action group” skiff in the waters between Cameroon and Nigeria. Details of the skiff are not yet available.
Last incident in this area was in May 2020. Since then, this area has been quite quiet however it is a major smuggling route between Nigeria and Cameroon, especially of fuel from Nigeria
to Cameroon, so there is regular criminal activity in the area.