WAF Security Alert 005 - Vessel attacked off Cameroon

February 10, 2018
Michael Cleary

Date: 09-Feb-18                                Time: 1345 UTC  

Lat: 04°06.00   North                        Long: 008°51.00   East    

 

Event: Pirate Attack

 

Cameroon          

It has been reported that a fishing boat was attacked approximately 8nm West of Debundsha. Armed persons aboard one blue/green coloured speed boat attacked the fishing vessel and were able to kidnap three crew members before fleeing in a Westerly direction. The Battalion d'Intervention Rapide were informed and dispatched several patrol vessels to search the area, however they were unable to locate the speed boat.

 

Vessels within a 100 nautical mile radius should increase their anti-piracy deterrents in line with Best Management Practices 4. This should include increased twenty four hour anti-piracy watch keeping and radar monitoring. Vessel hardening should be checked and where appropriate bolstered.

 

Source: Clearwater

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