DRYAD Global is Reporting indicates that two trawlers (AMERGER II & AMERGER VII) were boarded off Libreville, GABON. One incident occurred at 20nm from shore and the second 36nm from shore.
Reports suggest that the incident involved a single skiff with three engines and 13 persons on board. Reporting suggests that the perpetrators spoke English.
It is understood that following the boarding 6 personnel have been kidnapped, 3 from each vessel. The nationalities of those kidnapped are understood to be 3 Indonesian, 2 Senegalese, 1 South Korean.
Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.