google-site-verification: googlee9447d3b266da5de.html MDAT GoG (West Africa) Weekly Piracy Report #marsec #piracy

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


Six Events have been reported to MDAT-GoG this week.

Maritime Crime Activity

ATTACK

28/12/2019

330°/65 nm off Sao Tome

On 28 Dec 2019 at 0905 UTC, in position 01°19N 006°02E, a MT (NAME WITHHELD) was attacked. The MT performed evasive manoeuvres and the pirates gave up the attack.Vessel and crew were reported safe.

MDAT GOG comment: This event refers to Advisory 006/DEC/2019.

SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

29/12/2019

190° / 24 nm off Cotonou (Benin)

On 29 Dec 2019 at 1948 UTC, a vessel in position 05°56’37N 002°15’54E reported 2 speed boats with no lights drifting in the area. When within 2 nm, they pursued the vessel. The vessel altered course and increased speed in order to open bearing and distance.

ATTACK

30/12/2019

192° / 35 nm off Bonny (Nigeria)

On 30 Dec 19 at 0114 UTC, a vessel was approached by a skiff in position 03°46N 006°43’43E. There was an exchange of gunfire between the security guards and pirates. The crew retreated to the citadel during the attack, with the exception of the Chief Engineer. After the exchange of gunfire the skiff moved away. Vessel and crew were reported safe.

BOARDING

30/12/2019

217° / 185 nm off Bonny (Nigeria)

On 30 Dec 2019 at 2310 UTC, a vessel was boarded in position 01°56’30N 004°53’37E. The crew mustered and locked themselves in their cabins. A subsequent search showed no stowaways or intruders onboard. Vessel and crew were reported safe.

MDAT-GOG comment: This event refers to WARNING 002/DEC/19

BOARDING

31/12/2019

235° / 2.5 nm off Limbe (Cameroon)

On 31 Dec 19 at 0107 UTC, a vessel was boarded in position 03°58N 009°05E.

MDAT-GOG comment: This event refers to WARNING 003/DEC/19

ROBBERY

31/12/2019

Luanda Anchorage

On 31 Dec 19 at 0630 UTC, a vessel was boarded by 3 thieves in position 08°42’30S 013°16’50E. The thieves broke the store padlock and stole a quantity of paint.

Contact the MDAT-GoG:E-mail: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.orgPhone : +33 (0) 2 98 22 88 88 (emergency)Phone : +33 (0) 2 98 22 13 02 (exercise)Phones and mail are monitored 24/7.

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