Fleet Mon Updates:
Nov 2: The ship was attacked at 0320 UTC Nov 2 on Cotonou Anchorage, Benin, Gulf of Guinea, in position 06 15N 002 33E, 9 crew were kidnapped. The ship wasn’t identified, but all data point at bulk carrier BONITA, anchored in exactly that position since Oct 28 on arrival from Spain. Several hours later BONITA heaved anchor and started moving towards Cotonou.
Nov 4 UPDATE: Confirmed 9 crew of bulk carrier BONITA kidnapped. The ship was berthed on Nov 2 and remains berthed. All crew Filipino.
Advisory 001/NOV/2019 – Update 01
1. Category: ATTACK
2. Description: On 02nd November 2019 at 0320UTC, an attack occurred on a MV in position 06°14’54”N – 002°32’54”E (126°/Cotonou, BENIN/9NM).
Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.
3. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG by national sources
4. Any queries regarding this Advisory 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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