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Flash Report
Saturday 03 October 2020
Waterfall at sunset
Gulf of Guinea


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Incident Details

Incident Type: General Alert

Location: Gulf of Guinea

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 03 October 2020, 1300 UTC

Lat/Long: 02° 31.00 N – 06° 16.00 E

Alert Number: 997

Incident Description

Following recent incidents off the coasts of Ghana and Ivory Coast, which is not a normal hot spot for piracy incidents, mariners are advised to remain vigilant at all times whilst operating in these waters and surrounding waters, especially in the coming weeks according to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. This information is also in conjunction with creditable information being received stating that Pirate Action Groups in the Bayelsa State, Nigeria are planning to launch speedboats deep offshore to attack vessels with the aim to kidnap crew for ransom. All vessels must maintain a strict Anti-Piracy Watch and any suspicious activity witnessed must be reported to the local authorities.


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