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

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

01/02/18 (UPDATE)


140°/6NM from Cotonou, BENIN

Update: According to reports, merchant vessel would have been released. No information on vessel or crew status. At 04:00ZHrs in position 06°16N-002°30E, a merchant tanker was reported missing from Cotonou anchorage.

No contact has been established with the ship.

MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Advisory 001/FEB/18 and its update.



090°/1NM from Takoradi, GHANA

At 02:50ZHrs in position 04°54N – 001°43W, a merchant vessel was boarded by two thieves. Alarm was raised and thieves then jumped overboard. They fled away on board a boat in which three other men waited. Some ship’s properties were reported stolen. Crew and vessel are safe.



190°/56NM from Bonny, NIGERIA

At 13:18ZHrs in position 03°28N – 006°56E, a merchant vessel was approached by one skiff at 0.8NM. MV Armed Security Team was in position,then skiff reduced speed before turning away.

Crew and vessel are safe.

MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Advisory 002/FEB/18



210°/45NM from Bonny, NIGERIA

At around 10:30ZHrs in position 03°43N – 006°45E, a merchant vessel was attacked by unknown assailants. Vessel sent SSAS distress alarm and relayed MAYDAY on VHF16. Investigations are in progress.

MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Warning 001/FEB/18

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