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MDAT GoG - Suspicious Approach - Gulf of Guinea #marsec #piracy

Advisory 002/FEB/2018

1. Category: Suspicious approach

2. Description: On 07th February at 1318UTC in position: 03°28.0N-006°56.0E a vessel underway to Lagos, was approached by one skiff. Skiff appeared on the starboard side with 8 POB at 4.5NM with a CPA less than 1NM before it increased its speed to 22kts. MV on-board AST were alerted and ready to reply. The skiff then reduced speed and escaped. MV is SAFE.

3. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via email.

4. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further


THIS ADVISORY is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by MDAT-GoG. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. MDAT-GoG is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.

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