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

Updated: Jun 22

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

IRREGULAR ACTIVITY


16/06/2020

138/45NM off Ana Chaves, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE


On the 16th June at 1109UTC , a MV (NAME WITHHELD) reported to COVAM that she was followed by three small vessels with a CPA of 3 NM. MDAT relayed the information to the relevant authorities. One hour later, the MV reported that it was not being followed any more. Vessel and crew reported safe.


MDAT-GoG comment: Nil


IRREGULAR ACTIVITY


16/06/2020

170/100NM off Port Gentil, GABON


On the 16th June at 1920UTC, a MV (NAME WITHHELD) reported to relevant authorities, that she was followed for two hours by a vessel with no AIS transmitting and no navigation lights visable. When the MV arrived at an oil platform, the suspicious vessel abandonned the pursuit. Vessel and crew reported safe.


MDAT-GoG comment: Nil


IRREGULAR ACTIVITY


18/06/2020

263/460NM off Port Gentil, GABON OUT OF AREA


On the 18th June at 0540UTC, a MV (NAME WITHHELD) reported two vessels with an erratic course and strange information being displayed on AIS (spoofing). After applying BMP5 measures (altering course and increasing speed), the distance between the vessel and the suspicious vessels was relevant to confirm a safe situation.


MDAT-GoG comment: This incident took place well offshore in International waters.

Contact the MDAT-GoG:

E-mail: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org

Phone : +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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