UPDATE 1 Kidnap / International Waters 01-110321





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding->Kidnap for Ransom

 

Date and Time: 11 March 2021, 1512hrs local

Location: 210nm S of Cotonou, International Waters

Position: 02°48’N, 002°36’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 210nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker

L x B: 155.9m x 25.6m

Speed: 9.6kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 9

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo:
None

Damage to Vessel:
None

Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.1m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 9

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: Intruders described as “armed”

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A vessel has been boarded in international waters 210nm due south of Cotonou. MDAT-GoG have reported that 9 intruders have boarded the vessel.

 

Update 1: It has been confirmed that 9 crew have been kidnapped from the vessel. The vessel is drifting and a Nigerian security vessel is nearby.

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