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Crew kidnapped from vessel in Gulf of Guinea

The eighth offshore piracy-related incident within the Gulf of Guinea in nine days after a spate of failed boardings south of Cotonou has resulted in 14 crew being taken from a vessel and one crew member being injured. The risk profile for vessels operating in the region remains at critical

The risk profile for all vessels operating within the region remains at critical, with attacks assessed as highly likely and expected daily. Vessels with vulnerable parameters — such as slow speeds and freeboards less than 10 m — are seen as particularly exposed

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