SAO TOME – Tanker Approached, Shots Fired

TANKER APPROACHED 50 NM NORTH OF SAO TOME
Sao Tomé

SAO TOME

On November 7th, early AM hours approximately 50NM north of Sao Tomé a tanker was approached by 2 speedboats. Attacked tanker implemented evasive maneuvers, including the launch of flares against the assailants. Men onboard the speedboats opened fire against the tanker but appear to have been unsuccessful in further approaching the tanker.

Crew and vessel are now reported to be safe.

For additional information and analysis on the incident or if in need of specialized assistance in the area contact us at pi@praesidiumintl.com 

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