INCIDENT ONGOING – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS
Event: Illegal Boarding ->
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
L x B:
40m x 6m
Security Present: None
Damage to Cargo: TBC
Damage to Vessel: TBC
Weather: Light Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.3m
Number of Perpetrators: 4 persons
Number of Craft: 1 speedboat
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.