Posted on July 09, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while off the coast of Cameroon.
Date: 8th of July
Location: Port Victoria, Cameroon
Position: 04°12N 008°53E
A vessel was boarded in the evening of Monday, the 8th of July while transiting off the coast of Cameroon. The incident occurred at approximately 21:00 UTC, some 20 nautical miles west of Port Victoria. The ship was boarded by 8 armed individuals.
Nothing more is known at this time. Mariners transiting through the region should exercise extreme caution.
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