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MDAT GoG (West Africa) Weekly Piracy Report #marsec #piracy #westafrica #mdatgog #shipping


Four events have been reported to MDAT-GoG this week:

- One incident that occurred last week has been updated.

- Three new incidents

01/12/2017

KIDNAP

200°/60NM from Bonny, NIGERIA

This event is an update of attack that occurred on 1st December and which was already in Weekly Report 48-17. At 09:00Zhrs in position 03°28N – 006°50E, a merchant vessel was attacked and boarded by at least 6 pirates.Captain is alleged to have been abducted.

MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Warning 001/DEC/17 and its updates

02/12/2017

THEFT

90°/5NM from Takoradi, GHANA

At 02:00Zhrs in position 04°54N – 001°42W, a merchant vessel anchored at Takoradi anchorage was boarded by one person, five others were waiting in two nearby boats. A fire hose, computer and monitor were reported missing. A navy patrol boat was dispatched to the area.

MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Advisory 001/DEC/17

07/12/2017

BOARDING ATTEMPT

180°/50NM from Bonny, NIGERIA

At 05:30ZHrs in position 03°31N – 007°07E, a merchant vessel was approached by a wooden boat, fishing type, with 8 armed POB wearing masks. An attempt to board the vessel with a ladder was aborted due to evasive manoeuvers anti-piracy actions. Vessel and crew are safe.

MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Advisory 002/DEC/17

07/12/2017

SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

180/110NM from Bonny, NIGERIA

At 19:05ZHrs in position 02°32N – 007°01E, a merchant vessel enroute at a distance of 110NM from the nearest shore was approached by 2 fast boats closing to a distance of 300 yards. Suspicious vessel aborted the chase when merchant vessel executed evasive manoeuvers and anti-piracy measures.

MDAT-GOG comment :This event refers to Advisory 003/DEC/17

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