UPDATE 1 Fired On / Sao Tome & Principe 03-080221





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Fired On

 

Date and Time: 8 February 2021, 1700hrs local

Location: 50nm SW of Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe EEZ

Position: 00°43.1’S, 006°08.7’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 300nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: Gas Tanker

L x B: 284.5m x 42.5m

Speed: 19.4kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None reported

Damage to Vessel:
Some damage to bridge wings where vessel was hit by gunfire

Weather: Light Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.2m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 6

Number of Craft: 1 speedboat

Weapons Seen: Firearms

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A gas tanker sailing south was attacked and fired on by several persons onboard a speedboat. The attack lasted for about 45 minutes until the pirates gave up. The vessel
maintained her good speed and continued sailing south. All safe.

 

UPDATE 1: Further information received has stated that the vessel suffered some damage on the bridge wings from incoming rounds from the pirates. Also, the number of persons on the pirate craft was 6.

 

As the attack was unsuccessful, pirates will likely remain in the area. Therefore, the threat remains very high and all vessels should either avoid the area or increase vigilance and security on board.

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