Reporting indicates that the incident occurred when the ship was sailing from Lome, Togo, to Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
Details regarding the welfare of the crew remain unknown at this time.
This report came in addition to another unauthorized boarding to the container ship Maersk Cadiz while underway off West Africa, on Saturday afternoon.
All vessels are reminded that the risk profile for the wider JWC-025 GoG HRA is CRITICAL, indicating that attacks are highly likely, expected daily.
Vessels are advised to operate within this area at a heightened posture maintaining the highest levels of vigilance whilst implementing full hardening / mitigation in accordance with BMP West Africa where possible. In addition the IMB advises that vessels remain at least 200nm-250nm offshore where possible,
…Dryad Global advised.
See also: BMP West Africa: New guidance to deter piracy issued