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Flash Report
Sunday 26 July 2020
60nm south of Cotonou, Gulf of Guinea
Incident Details

Incident Type: Pirate Attack

Location: 60nm south of Cotonou

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 24 June 2020, 1430 UTC

Lat/Long: 05° 21.00 N – 002° 37.00 E

Alert Number: 960 Update

Incident Description

It has been reported that a fishing vessel has been attacked whilst underway approximately 60nm south of Cotonou. One speedboat with armed pirates onboard approached the fishing vessel, once alongside the pirates managed to board and then kidnap six crew members. The pirates departed the scene in an easterly direction. The nationality of the crew is five Korean and one Ghanaian.

UPDATE 1 : The six members of crew that were kidnapped have now been released.


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