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06 Mar 2019 | 11:43 PM UTC

Togo: Pirates kidnap three sailors in Gulf of Guinea March 3

Togo News Alert

Pirates attack tanker ship in Gulf of Guinea March 3; at least three Romanian sailors kidnapped

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lome). COUNTRY/REGION Togo

Event

Pirates kidnapped three Romanian sailors after attacking a tanker ship off the city of Lomé on Sunday, March 3. The incident reportedly occurred some 32 km (20 mi) off the Togolese coast. Additional incidents of piracy and kidnapping are possible in the Gulf of Guinea in the near-term.

Advice

Maritime travelers in the region are advised to remain vigilant for the approach of suspicious ships while aboard vessels, monitor developments to the regional security environment, and report all incidents to the nearest authorities. Pirates and other criminals are often armed; do not resist if confronted.

 

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