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22 October 2020 – A M/V may be under attack in position 180 nm W-NW off Sao Tome

22 Oct2020 0758UTC – MDAT-GOG has received a SSAS alert from a MV which may be under attack in this area. Local authorities were inform about the situation

POSITION: 004142N 0032700E

UPDATE 01

MDAT-GOG has received an SSAS alert from a MV which may be under attack in this position 004224N 0032700E. Local authorities were informed about this situation. Please be advised this is the last confirmed position of this vessel and is several hours late.

POSITION: 004224N 0032700E. SOURCE: SSAS Alert, C4I

UPDATE 03

Local authorities have dispatched a security ship in order to investigate and secure the MV.  This incident is now classified as a boarding due to the evidence collected.

Vessel and crew are reported safe

Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution

Source : MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper