Suspicious Approach / Ghana 01-040621





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 4 June 2021, 0940hrs local

Location: 44nm SE of Tema, Ghana / 47nm SW of Lomé, Ghana EEZ

Position: 05°29.65’N, 000°44.36’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 17nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: TBC

L x B: TBC

Speed: TBC

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Light Breeze / 3.1mm precipitation (thunderstorm)

Wave Height: 1.7m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 10

Number of Craft: 1 small wooden craft

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: MDAT-GoG have reported that a vessel was approached by a small craft with 10 persons onboard near to Ghana coast and approximately equidistant between Tema and Lomé. The
small boat requested the vessel to slow down but the vessel carried out evasive manoeuvres and after 20 minutes the small boat stopped following and then left.

 

Following attacks on fishing vessels in eastern Ghana and Benin waters as well as increased threat alert from the Ghana Navy, all types of merchant and fishing vessels should remain extremely
vigilant and increase security measures.

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T: +44 (0) 203 151 1700

 

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Africa Risk Compliance Limited

 


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