Posted on November 23, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing in the Gulf of Guinea; several vessels in the area have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates.


Advisory  003/NOV/2018


  1. Category: HIJAKING 



  1. Description: on Friday 23rd November 2018 at 0200 UTC, 4 trawlers have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates in position 04°18N - 008°47E.  Bearing 160°, 12NM from Bakassi Peninsula. The ships have been released and are now safe. Patrol boats are investigating the area.  


  1. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via industrial partner and local MOC (MARITIME OPERATIONAL CENTRE)



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