26.03.2018: 1720 UTC:
Posn: 05:20.0N – 000:51.4E, Around 27nm South of Anloga, Ghana.
Armed pirates attacked and hijacked a fishing vessel underway. The Owners of the fishing vessel reported the incident to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) who immediately contacted and liaised with the Ghana Navy Ops Centre. As the fishing vessel moved from Ghanaian waters into Togo and Benin waters the PRC continually updated the respective naval authorities.
Naval boats were deployed by the respective navies within their waters to look for the fishing vessel.
On 28 Mar 2018, the Owners confirmed that the fishing vessel has been released and it is sailing to a safe port. Three crew members were reported missing. All navies were informed accordingly.
ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2018