Posted on August 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked near Douala Port, Cameroon.
Date: 15th of August
Location: Douala Port - Cameroon
Position: 03° 52’40” N 009°31’12 “E
A merchant vessel was attacked during the early morning hours of August the 15th. The incident occurred at approximately 01:18 am UTC while the vessel was in the vicinity of Douala Port, Cameroon. According to the initial report, an unknown number of assailants are currently onboard the vessel.
At approximately 02:32 am UTC, a second merchant vessel was attacked in the same area.
Both attacks are considered to be on-going. There is limited information as to the status of the two vessels at this point in time.
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