Suspicious Approach / Sao Tome & Principe 01-071121





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 7 November 2021, 1305hrs local

Location: 36nm N of Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe EEZ

Position: 00°59’N, 006°32’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 200nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: TBC

L x B: TBC

Speed: TBC

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Light Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.5m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 1 speed boat

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not report

 

Description: A vessel reported that it was approached by a speed boat at 23kts. The vessel changed course and increased her speed. The speed boat continued until it was 5nm away but then
slowed down and stopped. All safe.

 

ARC Comment: There have been a number of suspicious approaches in the area around Sao Tome and Principe. So far, none have escalated into more serious incidents and are being attributed
to local fishing activity (fishermen protecting their nets and fishing grounds). However, considering the ability of Nigeria-based pirates to operate deep offshore, all vessels should remain extremely vigilant in the area.

 

 

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