Suspicious Approach - 65nm SW Bonny

MDAT GoG report indicates that an MV reported a suspicious approach. 

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Approach

DTG

21 December 2020, 1008UTC

Position

03 31.15N 006 29.99E

Location

65nm SW Bonny

Vessel Dimensions

183.91 x 25.3 m

Vessel Type

Container Ship

Source Confidence Level

High

65nm SW Bonny

Incident Overview

MDAT GoG report indicates that an MV reported a suspicious approach. Small craft came to within 0.3nm, then reduced speed and withdrew following a warning shot from security personnel. Vessel and crew are safe.

 

65nm SW Bonny

Dryad Analysis

Analysis indicates that the vessel targeted was the containership MSC ELSA 3 inbound Port Harcourt from Lomé. 


This the 4th offshore incident this year and the third recorded approach. Total incidents throughout West Africa in 2020 showed a partial increase of 12% on those of 2019. Incidents involving failed approaches showed a significant increase within 2020 with 25 such incidents recorded against 10 in 2019.

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