Suspicious Approach / International Waters 01-100821





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 10 August 2021, 0600hrs UTC

Location: 250nm W of Sao Tome, International Waters

Position: 00°13’N, 002°19’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 330nm from Niger Delta

 

Vessel Details

Type: Bulk Carrier

L x B: 190m x 32.3m

Speed: 13kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.4m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 1 skiff

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A bulk carrier reported a suspicious approach whilst sailing towards west Africa, approximately 250nm W of Sao Tome. The vessel carried out evasive manoeuvres to escape the
area.

 

If confirmed as a piracy incident, this would indicate an increase in geographic scope of pirates. It is a considerable distance from the Niger Delta that would likely require the support
of a mothership. However, this is not yet confirmed as a piracy incident.

 

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