Suspicious Approach / Ghana 01-240321





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 23 March 2021, 1830 local

Location: 136nm SSE of Tema, Ghana EEZ

Position: 03°19.9’N, 00°23.9’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 136nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Bulk carrier

L x B: 175.53m x 29.4m

Speed: 0kts – vessel drifitng

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Moderate Breeze/ 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.5m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 1 “small tanker or bunker barge”

Weapons Seen: None reported

Equipment Seen: None reported

 

Description: A bulk carrier drifting offshore Ghana reported that it was approached by an unidentified bunker barge or small tanker. The bulk carrier started to move away from the unknown
vessel and once it had reached about 4kts, the unknown vessel resumed its journey and speed away. The bulk carrier continued to increase the distance between the vessels. All safe onboard.  

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