Suspicious Approach / Sao Tome 01-270921





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 27 September 2021, 0600hrs UTC

Location: In between Sao Tome and Principe Islands, Sao Tome and Principe

Position: 00°51’N, 006°59.7’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 200nm 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 / 0.1mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.2m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 6 (estimated)

Number of Craft: 1 skiff approx. 12m long with a blue and white hull

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A bulk carrier on route to Gabon reported a suspicious approach by a skiff whilst sailing in between Sao Tome and Principe islands. The skiff reportedly followed the vessel
for 30 minutes, whilst the vessel carried out evasive manoeuvres. The crew assembled at the muster point until the skiff stopped following. Once nearer to the coast, the Gabonese Navy met the vessel and escorted it into anchorage at Libreville.

 

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