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13 Dec 2022 – M/V reported as Hijacked in position South off LUBA at 44 nm

MDAT-GOG WARNING 001/DEC/2022

HIJACK

Latitude: 02°48 ?18N Longitude: 008°41 ?24E

Incident Date/Time: 13/12/2022, 1007UTC

Source: Vessel CSO

Issued: 13 DEC 22 1648UTC

Motor vessel reported as Hijacked since 1007UTC, current position is 024818N 0084124E (163°/LUBA/44 Nm). Investigations ongoing.

Update 01

Motor vessel reported as Hijacked has now been escorted into Port of DOUALA at 140254Z. Investigations ongoing but vessel is now safe.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting this area.

We strongly recommend that the seafaring community (all Shipping) transiting this area increase their vigilance and retain an enhanced local surveillance and apply BMP WA procedures.

Source : MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper