MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 22nd September, 2020) A suspicious speedboat has approached a tanker in the Gulf of Guinea, which sped up and appeared to have thwarted a possible pirate attack, the Dryad Global website, which specializes on maritime security, reported on Tuesday.
The tanker was approached by a speedboat carrying eight people and a ladder.
"The vessel is understood to have conducted evasive manoeuvres resulting including an increase of speed. The vessel is understood to be safe and continuing on her way. The nature of the approach remains unclear at this stage however the confirmed sighting of ladders would strongly indicate piratical intent," the website said.
All vessels that are transiting the area are recommended to observe increased vigilance.