Posted on August 14, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was hijacked while transiting near Lome, Togo.
Date: 12th of August
Location: Lome, Togo
Position: 6.1256N - 1.22548E
A merchant vessel was hijacked during the early morning hours of August the 12th while transiting near Lome, close to the border with Ghana. The incident occurred at approximately 01:30 UTC.
There is limited information available currently; there is an ongoing investigation to determine the status of the vessel & crew.
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