Posted on March 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Lome, Togo.
Date: 3rd of March
Location: Gulf of Guinea, Togo
Position: 05 37 N 001 11 E
A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place at approximately 20:30 UTC in the evening of March the 3rd, some 30 nautical miles south of Lome, Togo. Attack is complete, the vessel is en route to Lome Anchorage under escort.
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