Attack on an anchored supply vessel, Libreville, Gabon
Issued: 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
5 Sep 2021 - 00:00 CW Alert 002- (Sep 21) West Africa Attack Pirates MDAT-GoG/IMB/CLOSED
It has been reported that a supply vessel anchored 6nm southwest of Libreville, Gabon was boarded by a number of armed intruders resulting in two crew members being injured. Local Gabon authorities have secured the vessel and the incident is complete. UPDATE 1: It has been confirmed that one crew member has been reported as missing. UPDATE 2: Further confirmation has been received stating that five persons in one speedboat approached, fired upon and boarded the vessel. The alarm was raised and the crew secured themselves inside the vessel. Two crew members are being treated in hospital as a result of the armed men firing upon the vessel. UPDATE 3: It has been confirmed that the 2nd Engineer, of Indian nationality, has been kidnapped. Ransom demands have been made. UPDATE 4: It has been confirmed the crew member was released on the 28th October.
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