Suspicious Approach / Ghana 01-141021





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 11 October 2021, 0200hrs local

Location: 125nm SE of Tema, Ghana / 128nm S of Lomé

Position: 03°58’N, 001°15’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 110nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Fishing Vessel

L x B: 25m x 60m

Speed: 7kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0.2mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.1m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 2 speed boats

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: The Ghana Navy have reported that they “warded off pirates” on 2 speed boats who had approached a Ghana-flagged fishing vessel. All safe on the fishing vessel.

 

Analysis: This is the first reported incident in Ghana waters since June 2021, and the first notable piracy incident offshore in Gulf of Guinea since July this year. Vessels approaching
Lomé or waiting for berthing schedules in regional ports should avoid this area.

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