Incident Alert Update – Attack – Gulf of Guinea

Date: 23/04/2021  1100 UTC
Position: 01 27N 004 38E  
Location: 143nm NW of Ana Chaves Port, Sao Tome

Incident details: The MDAT-GOG has reported that a Vessel is currently under attack. The event is ongoing.

Intelligence Comments: Later reports we received state that a container vessel was attacked 132nm N of Santa Catarina Soa Tome and the crew had mustered in the citadel. This incident comes after a relatively quiet month in the Gulf of Guinea but does follow advice given by the MDAT-GOG earlier in the week that ships should increase vigilance in the region.  The Vessel and crew were later reported safe and under escort.