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Kidnapping Of Crew - 153nm SW Cotonou


Kidnapping Of Crew - 153nm SW Cotonou


Incident Type: - i. Kidnap

Region: - Gulf of Guinea

Authority/ Reported By: - MDAT GoG, Dryad

Date:-02/07/20:-

Time:- 22:20

Position: - 03°49’N, 002°25’E


Remarks:


Advisory 002/JUL/2020


1. Category: BOARDING.


2. Description: A MV was attacked by 1 skiff in position 03°49’N – 002°25’E (183°/152NM off Cotonou, BENIN) on the 2nd of July at approximately 2220UTC. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.


3. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG by TELEPHONE CALL.


4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information. MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper


Email: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org

Emergency Tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88


Dryad update:


Kidnapping Of Crew - 153nm SW Cotonou


Reporting indicates that the general cargo vessel KOTA BUDI was boarded by heavily armed men resulting in the kidnap of 5 crew. The kidnapped crew are believed to all be Chinese nationals.


Dryad will update accordingly.


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