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2 Trawlers Boarded - Crews Kidnapped #piracy

Incident 1. 00° 30.50’N 009°06.21’E – 290° – 20nm off Libreville Incident 2. 00° 55.24N 009° 08 09E – 330° – 36nm off Libreville Reporting indicates that two trawlers (AMERGER II & AMERGER VII) were boarded off Libreville, GABON. One incident occurred at 20nm from shore and the second 36nm from shore. Reports suggest that the incident involved a single skiff with three engines and 13 persons on board. Reporting suggests that the perpetrators spoke English. It is understood that following the boarding 6 personnel have been kidnapped, 3 from each vessel. The nationalities of those kidnapped are understood to be 3 Indonesian, 2 Senegalese, 1 South Korean. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.

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