INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA
Event: Attack->Illegal Boarding
Date and Time: 25 October 2021, 0900hrs local
Location: 190nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria
Position: 02°13’N, 004°50’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 142nm
L x B: 189.4m x 28.4m
Security Present: None
Damage to Cargo:
Damage to Vessel:
Weather: Light Breeze / 4mm precipitation (thunderstorm)
Wave Height: 1.1m
Number of Perpetrators: TBC
Number of Craft: TBC
Weapons Seen: TBC
Equipment Seen: TBC
Description: A containership on route from Lomé to Douala has been attacked. Based on AIS routing, the vessel carried out evasive manoeuvres during the attack, but is now stationary.
Crew are reportedly in the citadel.
UPDATE 1: The vessel is still drifting in the same position. A Russian Navy vessel is nearby – to be confirmed if they are carrying out a military response, or if any other military vessels are responding.
UPDATE 2: MDAT-GoG have confirmed that the attackers have left the vessel and the incident is over. The Russian Navy vessels provided support to the vessel.