UPDATE 1 Attack / Benin 01-030522





INCIDENT
OVER

 

Event: Attack ->
Non-piracy event (military operation)

 

Date and Time: 3 May 2022, exact time to be confirmed

Location: 55nm SSW of Cotonou, Benin

Position: 05°26.00’N, 002°15.50’E

Distance from Shore: 50nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Tanker

L x B: 228m x 32.3m

Speed: 12.3kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None reported

Damage to Cargo:
None

Damage to Vessel:
None

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.2m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: N/A

Number of Craft: N/A

Weapons Seen:
N/A

Equipment Seen: N/A

 

Description: A tanker sailing out from Lagos and transiting across the Benin EEZ has been reported as attacked by pirates. IMB have advised that all crew are in citadel. A Nigerian Navy
vessel is responding but is approx. 40nm from the vessel location.

 

UPDATE 1: It has now been confirmed that this incident was a military operation and not a piracy event. The Nigerian Navy mobilised to interdict a tanker that was suspected of illegal operations.
However, the tanker that was stopped by the Nigerian Navy was the incorrect vessel, and the Navy halted the operation. The tanker continued her voyage and the Nigerian Navy returned to Lagos.

 

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