Posted on March 29, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

On the 22nd March at 13h00 UTC, A Merchant Vessel (MV) was attacked by a speed boat, 60nm south of Equatorial Guinea. The speed boat had 10 POB who then proceeded to board and then Hijacked the MV.MV released and vessel and crew now SAFE.

ADVISORY 008/MAR/2018
Category: HIJACKING
Description: On the 22nd March at 13h00 UTC, A Merchant Vessel (MV) was attacked by a speed boat, 60nm south of Equatorial Guinea. The speed boat had 10 POB who then proceeded to board and then Hijacked the MV.MV released and vessel and crew now SAFE.

This incident is referred to In MDAT- GOG WEEKLY REPORT 13-18 “Report of hijacked vessel”

Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

Source: Mail.

Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information.

THIS ADVISORY is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by MDAT-GoG. 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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