INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA
Event: Kidnap for Ransom
Date and Time: 13 December 2021, 1427hrs local
Location: 48nm WSW of Luba, Equatorial Guinea
Position: 03°11.41’N, 007°49.02’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 77nm from Niger Delta coast
L x B: 274.7m x 40m
Security Present: None
Damage to Cargo: TBC
Damage to Vessel: TBC
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.1m
Number of Perpetrators: 12
Number of Craft: 1 skiff
Weapons Seen: Not reported
Equipment Seen: Not reported
Description: MDAT-GoG reported that a vessel was boarded in Eq Guinea’s waters, approximately 48nm WSW of Luba. The vessel was on route from Cameroon to Benin. According to MDAT-GoG, incident is over.
Update 1: A Danish Navy vessel is attending to the containership and providing medical assistance, with 1 crew member reportedly injured.
All vessels in the area should increase vigilance, as pirates may attempt to attack another vessel whilst on way back to Niger Delta.