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          Cotonou

          Heightened Risk Area - Gulf of Guinea (Zones D, E &F)

          MDAT-GOG has assessed a HEIGHTENED risk of piracy within Zones D, E & F across the next 36hrs. 

          Heightened Risk Area - Gulf of Guinea (Zone F)

          MDAT-GOG is aware of a current increased threat of piracy within Zone F  

          Heightened Risk Area - Gulf of Guinea

          MDAT-GOG is aware of a current increased threat of piracy in the area defined by the following points: 05°00’N – 002°30’E

          Kidnapping - 78nm NW Sao Tome

          Reporting indicates that the Liberian flagged Heavy Load carrier ZHEN HUA 7 (IMO9166560) has been boarded while drifting 78nm NW of Sao Tome resulting in the kidnap of 14 crew. 

          Approach - 198nm South Cotonou

          Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged Chemical tanker VALLEY OAK (IMO9438145) was approached deep offshore Benin.

          CRITICAL Risk - Gulf of Guinea

          Operations within the Gulf of Guinea are often conducted against the backdrop of heightened risk. This is partly due to the prevalence of piracy in the region, and the relative lack of both counter..

          Attack - 70nm South East Cotonou

          Reporting indicates that the Marshall Island flagged M/T JANE was attacked by a single skiff

          Attack - 95nm South Cotonou

          Reporting indicates that the Marshall Island flagged M/T LA BOHEME was attacked by 2 skiffs

          Approach 116Nm South of Cotonou

          Reporting indicates that the vessel BOB BARKER was approached by a skiff with 7-8 armed persons on board with a CPA of 0.7 nautical miles.