The Maritime Domain Awareness Trade – Gulf of Guinea, MDAT-GoG, has alerted of planned pirates attack on the Gulf corridor.
MDAT-GoG, revealed that it is in possession of information indicating that a deep offshore pirate action group vessel set sail to sea from the Niger Delta region, Nigeria on the 27th June 2021 and is preparing to conduct attacks on merchant vessels transiting in the region.
The threat of pirate attacks against shipping in the coming days deep offshore is high. MDAT-GoG strongly recommend that mariners exercise extreme caution and remain vigilant when transiting this area.
The information said the warning remains valid for 10 days; however, pirates may drift for longer periods.
Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea is a cooperation centre between the Royal Navy (UKMTO) and the French Navy (MICA-Center) in support of the Yaounde Process.
This centre has been in operation since the 20th June 2016. The primary output from the MDAT-GoG is to contribute by maintaining coherent maritime situational awareness in the central and western African Maritime areas, with the ability to inform and support industry.
It contributes to the safety and security of the Mariner in the regional maritime domain.