Posted on March 09, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Suspicious approach off the coast of Takoradi, Ghana as a merchant vessel was surrounded by 3 speedboats of armed pirates. 

Advisory 003/MAR/2018

  2. Description:On 08 March 2018 at 1700 UTC, a merchant vessel was approached by three speedboats, in position 03°55N 001°14E (155°/65NM from Takoradi, GHANA).  Occupants were wearing camouflage clothing and carrying weapons.
  3. Source:Reported to MDAT-GoG via email.

Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

For updates on this and advice on future transits in HRAs contact ARX Maritime’s Security Consultants at or on +441313170048.

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