Abiola Seun |
In December, about 9 incidents of pirate attacks at the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) has been recorded.
This was even as Dryad maritime indicates that yesterday incident is the 27th kidnapping with a total number of 138 persons kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea HRA in 2020.
Report indicates that a vessel has been boarded by an unknown number of attackers 28nm SW Brass resulting in the kidnap of 8 crew.
The vessel has been confirmed as the Cameroonian flagged M/V STEVIA (IMO8107000) in transit from Port Harcourt to Abidjan.
There have been a surge of incidents in the past 5 weeks, resulting in an increased risk rating for the Gulf of Guinea HRA to CRITICAL on 11th November.
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