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

Four events has been reported to MDAT-GoG this week.


HIJACK


15/05/2020

200°/137 Nm off Cotonou, BENIN


On the 16th May 2020 at 12:48 UTC, an MV (NAME WITHHELD) was reported heading East, in position 04°09′ N, 003°20′E (184°/136nm off Lagos, NIGERIA), after being hijacked on the 15th May, in position 04°09N 001°55E (200° / 137 Nm off Cotonou, BENIN).


MDAT-GOG comment: This event refers to ADVISORY 004/MAY/20 and ADVISORY 004/MAY/20 AMEND 1


BOARDING


20/05/2020

206°/136 Nm off Brass, NIGERIA


On the 20th May 2020 at 16:59 UTC an MV (NAME WITHHELD) was boarded in position 02°15N, 005°09E (206°/134nm off Brass, NIGERIA). The Nigerian Navy immediately dispatched a vessel to assist. On the 21st May in the morning, the MV and her crew were reported safe. MDAT-GOG comment: This event refers to WARNING 001/MAY20 and WARNING 001/MAY20 UPDATE 1.


BOARDING


20/05/2020

Opobo river offshore, NIGERIA


On the 20th May 2020, at 16:38 UTC, an MT (NAME WITHHELD) was attacked offshore Opobo, Opobo Nkoro LGA of Rivers State. The local pilot initiated an emergency sailing to Uta-Ewa in Ikot Abasi LGA of Akwa Ibom for safety. NNS JUBILEE was immediately deployed to intercept the attackers and provide security.


THEFT


17/05/2020

Berth Douala, CAMEROON


On the 17th May 2020 at night, an MV (NAME WITHHELD) reported a theft in position 04°03’N, 009°41’E (moored at berth Douala, CAMEROON). Crew found the padlock on the forecastle store broken and ship’s property was stolen. Crew was reported safe.

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