Piracy Attempt Averted 57nm NNW of Sao Tome Island
November 07, 00:15 UTC: Armed persons in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway approx 57nm NNW of Sao Tome Island (posn: 01:13.6N – 006:09.6E). Alarm raised, vessel increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvres. Fire pump activated, and four parachute rockets discharged. Due to the actions of the Master and crew, the skiff aborted and moved away. Vessel and crew safe.