F/v Lu Rong Yuan Yu 917 hijack, 1 killed, 3 missing, Gulf of Guinea
Fishing vessel Lu Rong Yuan Yu 917 was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates on Jan 30 in position 04 26N 001 43E, 130 nm SE of Accra, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea, in Togolese waters. There were 27 or 29 people on board, reportedly 25 Ghanaians and 2 Chinese. 20 of them jumped overboard, or were forced to jump, and were rescued by a patrol boat (according to IMB report, which didn’t reveal the name of the vessel and many other details), 7 remained on board. Later pirates fled the vessel, the remaining crew managed to take vessel to, reportedly, Togo, probably to Lome. One crew was killed during the attack or later. News and reports are sketchy and confusing, some news said there were 24 Ghanaians and 5 Chinese people on board. 3 people are reported to be missing, it is understood that the missing were among those who jumped overboard.