MDAT GoG - Hijack - Gulf of Guinea #marsec #piracy


HIJACKING

09/04/2019

216/99NM off Bonny, NIGERIA

On the 09th April at approximately 1220UTC in position 03°15.75N – 005°57.6E, a Spanish Navy patrol boat investigated the MV MARIA SOLTIN (IMO: 7203699) which was not transmitting AIS. A fast boat had left the vicinity of MARIA SOLTIN with 09 POB. During the investigation, the Captain reported to the Spanish Navy that they have been hijacked during a 4 day period and were threatened with AK-47 and 1 RPG.

On board, nothing was stolen and nobody was injured. MDAT-GOG comment: This event was reported time late report so neither an Advisory notice nor a Warning was released.

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