Suspicious Approach / International Waters 01-101121





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 10 November 2021, 0606hrs local

Location: 200nm S of Takoradi, International Waters

Position: 01°30’N, 001°32’W

Distance from Shore: Approx. 200nm from Takoradi

 

Vessel Details

Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker

L x B: 183.2m x 32.2m

Speed: N/A – drifting

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 1.2mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.7m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 2 skiffs

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not report

 

Description: A tanker reported being approached by 2 skiffs who came within 200m of the vessel. Based on AIS reports, tanker was drifting when it was approached, but then turned south
and sailed away.

 

ARC Comment: The area on the southern edge of the Ghanaian EEZ has seen a number of reports of suspicious activity over the last month. None have yet been confirmed as pirates, however all vessels in the area should exercise vigilance.
It is assessed that Nigeria-based pirates are capable of operating at this distance offshore.

 

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