WAF Security Alert 023 - Suspicious Approach Reported off Sierra Leone

March 29, 2018
Michael Cleary

Date: 29-Mar-18                               Time: 0700 UTC 

Lat: 07° 04.00   North       Long: 014° 02.00  West

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Sierra Leone  

It has been reported that a vessel was approached 100nm Southwest of Freetown. A large fishing vessel, who was not transmitting any AIS details, approached the vessel and launched two skiffs. The vessel carried out evasive manoeuvres resulting in the skiffs aborting their approach. The vessel and crew are reported as safe.

 

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: MDAT-GoG/ Clearwater

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