Updated: Oct 5
Incident Type: - e. PAG - Pirate Action Group
Region: - Gulf of Guinea
Authority/ Reported By: - MDAT GoG, Dryad Global
Position: - 200nm Off Bayelsa
Reporting indicates that "...a group that may be planning an attack, deep offshore, positioning a speedboat at up to 200nm off Bayelsa and then attack a passing ship.
It is allegedly the same group that was behind the attack against the VEMAHOPE in April."
This alert remains single (credible) source and unconfirmed. Vessels transiting the area are encouraged to observe normal recommended precautions and enhanced vigilance. Dryad Global will continue to monitor and update accordingly.
UPDATE: Reporting indicates that an attack may occur in a region inclusive of offshore Togo and Benin, the wider Nigerian EEZ, Sao Tome and the Nigerian JDZ. This area is assessed as critical risk, with an attack highly likely while the risk in waters surrounding this area remains substantial.
It is advised that vessels transiting this area exercise increased vigilance and precautionary measures.
Also reported by MDAT GoG
MDAT-GOG NOTICE 001/OCT/2020
NOTICE: MDAT-GoG have been made aware of a possible piracy attack.
Description: MDAT-GOG has received information regarding a possible piracy attack preparation deep offshore in the vicinity of Bayelsa State, NIGERIA.
All vessels are to maintain extreme vigilance, keep anti-piracy watch in accordance with BMP West Africa and report any suspicious skiff/craft movements to MDAT-GOG for prompt response.
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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