UPDATE 2 Attack / Joint Development Zone 01-230421





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding

 

Date and Time: 23 April 2021,
0900hrs local

Location: 230nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Zone

Position: 01°29’N, 004°38’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 188nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type:
Containership

L x B:
147.9m x 23.3m

Speed:
Unknown

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo:
Not reported

Damage to Vessel:
Not reported

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.2m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: TBC

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: TBC

Equipment Seen: TBC

 

Description: ARC has received a report that a vessel has come under attack in the Joint Development Zone, approx. 230nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria. Crew are reportedly in the citadel.

 

UPDATE 1: Reliable sources have confirmed that vessel under attack is a containership. Report states that gunfire has been heard.

 

UPDATE 2: MDAT-GoG have reported that the attack is over and vessel is now underway with an escort. A reliable source states that all crew are safe.

 

As attack was unsuccessful, the risk to other vessels in the area remains high.

 

ARC will update if any further information is received.

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T: +44 (0) 203 151 1700

 

www.arcafrica.com

 

Africa Risk Compliance Limited

 


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