UPDATE 3 Hijack / Gabon 02-080221





INCIDENT ONGOING – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding ->
Hijack

 

Date and Time: 8 February 2021, 0720hrs local

Location: 71nm SE of Sao Tome, 83nm W of Port Gentil, Gabon

Position: 00°51.43’S, 007°20.20’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 313nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type:
Fishing Vessel

L x B:
40m x 6m

Speed:
Unknown

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 14 crew onboard

Injured: TBC

Killed: TBC

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo:
None reported

Damage to Vessel:
TBC

Weather: Light Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.3m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 4 persons

Number of Craft: 1 speedboat

Weapons Seen:
Firearms

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: MDAT-GoG have reported that a vessel has been boarded west of Port Gentil, Gabon. Incident is understood to be ongoing since this morning. This is a separate incident from
the earlier report on a different ship.

 

Based on distance from earlier incident, it is likely same pirate group.

 

UPDATE 1: From several reports, this is a fishing vessel named that was hijacked by pirates and then used as a mother vessel to attack the tanker this morning.

 

UPDATE 2: It has been confirmed that the fishing vessel is
MV LIANPENGYU 809
(not MV LianPengYu 819 as reported by other sources). Vessel is being used as a mothership by pirates to attack other larger merchant vessels. Pirates are armed and will fire on vessels to try and make them slow down so they can attempt
to board.

 

Vessel’s last position at 0945UTC, 9 February 2021 is 01°29.35’N, 005°17.40’E – in the Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Zone, sailing NNE at 4.5kts.

 

UPDATE 3: Vessel’s latest position as of 1100hrs local, 10 February 2021 is 03°25’N, 006°45’E, 61nm SW of Bonny in Nigerian EEZ. Vessel is sailing northwards.

 

All vessels in the area are advised to avoid the vessel and if there any sightings, to report to Navy authorities.

 

Vessel has a black or dark blue hull and white superstructure and 40m long.

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