Pirates Hijack Reefer Ship, Situation Still Unclear



On 27 November 2016, reports emerged of suspicious activity involving MV Saronic Breeze in position 05°09’00”N – 002°37’22”E, near Cotonou, Benin, Gulf of Guinea.

The vessel had been travelling south however it changed direction to head back into port but as per latest available information, on Nov. 28 vessel was drifting near attack site.

The owner of the vessel received the SSAS and tried to contact the vessel however no response was received.  Maritime officials strongly believe that the vessel is under piracy attack and that pirates have taken control of it.  Port control has been informed about the incident however no information has been received.

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Source: MS Risk


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