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Old 31-07-2018, 04:42   #1
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information about Sao Tomé et Principe

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i am looking for information about cruising from Bijagos to Principe and after to Sao Tomé.
How to avoid ( distance from the coast ) piracy from Nigeria and généraly the golf of Guinea
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Re: information about Sao Tomé et Principe

I've cruised that coast when I was in the US military. Sao Tome and Principe are beautiful and the people were very friendly and inviting. We even met some US expats who ran a small bar/restaurant on the island. Super cool couple.

Granted I was on a rather large military vessel, but we didn't have any encounters with piracy. We observed all the typical anti-piracy measures though (i.e. darken ship at night, extra lookouts, no AIS transmissions, 100+ miles from the African mainland).

We made stops in Accra Ghana, Cotonou Benin and Bata Equatorial Guinea as well.
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Thanks Mike , if you don't have problem with a Navy boat do you thing it will the same with a cruising boat ?
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S....t , until now piracy was in most cases near from the coast of Nigeria,Ghana, Togo, Cameroun . Only tree piracy facts in higths sea . I planned to move away the max from the coast even it is longer , but if piracy is confirmed between Gabon and Sao Tome its over for me ...


https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/artic...box=1534932376


I hope it is only a breakdown of the AIS ...
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The boat is been find at Pointe Noir (Congo Brazza) and getting back to Lomé .

But no news about the reasons of disapperance ????

? https://intellivoire.net/le-pantelen...-ete-retrouve/
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S....t , until now piracy was in most cases near from the coast of Nigeria,Ghana, Togo, Cameroun . Only tree piracy facts in higths sea . I planned to move away the max from the coast even it is longer , but if piracy is confirmed between Gabon and Sao Tome its over for me ...


https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/artic...box=1534932376


I hope it is only a breakdown of the AIS ...
What Mike described/seen, were quite serious measures from civilian vessels.

Some updates on the story, apparently they were held 9 days by the pirates.
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