Pirate Attack West Africa 12 May 2019
DateTime: 12/05/2019 01:00:00 UTC
Area: West Africa
Lat: 6°0'0 N
Lon: 1°16'0 E
Detail: [Boarding] Anchored Togo-flagged chemical tanker boarded at 0100 UTC in position 06:00N - 001:16E, Lomé anchorage, Togo. Eight armed perpetrators in a canoe approached and boarded the vessel. Togo naval ops observed erratic manoeuvres and were unable to contact the vessel, subsequently despatched a naval team to investigate. On arriving on scene, the team boarded the vesse, arrested eight suspected pirates (6 Nigerian and 2 Togolese nationals). The perpetrators were handed over to the Maritime Gendarmerie for further investigation. Tanker escorted to Lomé.
Reported (MDAT/Source) 12 May.
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO