17 Nov 2020 – Comms lost with a M/T, 40 nm S of Lome, TOGO

Sea Guardian Maritime Security Advisories / Alerts

16 Nov 20 at 0540 UTC. Communications lost with an MT, investigations ongoing.

Position: 0528N 00125E (40 Nm south of Lome, TOGO)

Source: Coastguards

 

Update: BOARDING

MDAT GoG believes this vessel has been boarded due to loss of communication with the vessel. Investigations are ongoing.

POSITION: 0528N 00125E (85 Nm East of Tema, Ghana).

Update 01: 18 Nov 2020 at 0556UTC. MDAT GoG has received confirmation attackers are still on board. Local authorities have been informed.

POSITION: 04°17N 000°48E (90 NM South of Tema, Ghana).

Update 02: 19 Nov 2020 at 0853UTC. MDAT GoG has received an update regarding the last position of the boarded MT. The attackers are still on board. Local authorities have been informed.

POSITION: 03°06’55N – 002°16’58E (183/194NM off Cotonou, BENIN)

Source: Hellenic Coastguards.

Update 08: 23 Nov 2020 at 0900UTC. MDAT GoG has received an update regarding the last position of the boarded MT. The attackers have left the MT. The ship is heading to Lagos, Nigeria. Local authorities have been informed.

POSITION: 05°19N – 003°33E (170/65NM off Lagos Nigeria).

Source: CSO

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area

Source : MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper