Two events have been reported to MDAT-GoG this week.
170°/6NM from Lome, TOGO At 02:48ZHrs in position 06°02N – 001°18E, an anchored merchant vessel was closely approached by a suspicious boat with 9-10 POB. Long sticks were sighted. Merchant vessel activated fire pumps. Togo Navy patrol boat closed merchant vessel to assist but suspicious boat had already left. MDAT-GoG comment: The Togo Navy identified the vessel as a fishing boat.
200°/60NM from Bonny, NIGERIA At 09:00Zhrs in position 03°28N – 006°50E, a merchant vessel was attacked and boarded by unknown pirates. Crew mustered in the citadel. MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Warning 001/DEC/17
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