UPDATE 1: Hijack / Gabon 02-080221





INCIDENT ONGOING – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding ->
Hijack

 

Date and Time: 8 February 2021, 0720hrs local

Location: 71nm SE of Sao Tome, 83nm W of Port Gentil, Gabon

Position: 00°51.43’S, 007°20.20’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 313nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type:
Fishing Vessel

L x B:
40m x 6m

Speed:
Unknown

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: TBC

Injured: TBC

Killed: TBC

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: TBC

Damage to Vessel: TBC

Weather: Light Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.3m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 4 persons

Number of Craft: 1 speedboat

Weapons Seen:
Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: MDAT-GoG have reported that a vessel has been boarded west of Port Gentil, Gabon. Incident is understood to be ongoing since this morning. This is a separate incident from
the earlier report on a different ship.

 

Based on distance from earlier incident, it is likely same pirate group.

 

UPDATE 1: From several reports, this is a fishing vessel named that was hijacked by pirates and then used as a mother vessel to attack the tanker this morning. Threat remains in the area to all vessels.

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