ICC Commercial Crime Services, IMB Piracy reporting Centre, and the Togolese government reported that armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker and took its crew hostage.
The Togo Navy received a call from the Owners that their tanker has been attacked and immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats to investigate.
The tanker was intercepted 25 nautical miles from the anchorage area and forces to return to Lome port.
The crew were reported safe and the armed persons, (2 Togolese and 6 Nigerians) were captured and handed over to the Authorities.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Security, warned that The Gulf of Guinea is a sensitive area. It said that the attack on the Togolese flagged ship, the tanker Djetona 1 was foiled “Thanks to the quick intervention of the Navy, the attempt failed.”