Posted on November 20, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.
Date: 20th of November
Location: Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea
Position: 0345.56N- 00814.1E
Pirates attacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea, during the early morning hours of November the 20th. The incident occurred at approximately 04:20 UTC, some 30 nautical miles Northwest of Malabo Island. The pirates managed to board the vessel, and have since then left the ship. A Navy vessel is in the area and the investigation is still on-going.
We currently don't have any further information as to the status of the crew or the vessel.
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