UPDATE 2 Illegal Boarding / Sao Tome 01-070221





INCIDENT OVER
– ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding

 

Date and Time: 6 February 2021, 2317hrs local

Location: 91nm W of Bata, Eq Guinea

Position: 02°00’N, 008°15.01’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 155nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: Oil/Chemical Tanker

L x B: 128.6m x 20.4m

Speed: 12.4kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo:
None reported

Damage to Vessel: TBC

Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.9m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 8

Number of Craft: Not reported

Weapons Seen:
Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: MDAT-GoG have reported from a CSO that a vessel is under attack and boarded. Vessel was sailing eastwards in the north east of Sao Tome waters, approx. 150nm from the Nigerian
coast.

 

Update 1: According to one report, 8 pirates boarded the vessel and crew mustered in the citadel.

 

UPDATE 2: MDAT-GoG have confirmed that all crew are safe and pirates have left the vessel. Vessel is now at Malabo.

 

As this attack was unsuccessful, the threat in the area remains to all vessels, as pirates will likely remain in the area and attempt to board another vessel for the purpose of kidnapping.

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