Reporting indicates that an vessel was approached by two speedboat while in transit 85nm SW Brass. Further reporting indicates that AST fired warning shots resulting in the speedboats departing the scene.
According to Dryad Global, both the vessel and the crew are safe.
This latest incident continues the increasing trend of reported incidents in the waters off the Gulf of Guinea within the later parts of 2020. Incidents since October have seen 23 crew kidnapped from vessels within the Gulf of Guinea.
Details regarding the precise nature of the approach remain unclear however the Gulf of Guinea is currently held as criticl risk operating environment indicating incidents are highly likely expected daily and as such vessels operating within the region should continue to exercise maximum vigilance and mitigation where possible.