Event: Attack->Suspected Illegal Operations
Date and Time: 21 March 2021, 1249 UTC
Location: 136nm W of Bissau, Guinea Bissau EEZ
Position: 11°37’N, 017°53’W
Distance from Shore: Approx. 136nm
Type: Fishing Vessel
L x B: 29m x 7m
Security Present: None
Damage to Cargo:
Damage to Vessel:
Weather: Moderate Breeze/ 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 2.4m
Number of Perpetrators: Unknown
Number of Craft: Unknown
Equipment Seen: Unknown
Description: ARC has received a report that a fishing vessel heading to Conakry has come under attack whilst offshore. Local authorities have been informed and are responding.
UPDATE 1: According to MMCC, the vessel was intercepted by a Senegalese Navy ship and found with no crew onboard. It is believed that the fishing vessel was involved in international drug trafficking.
Fishing vessel has been escorted to a nearby port for further investigation.