2 vessels attacked in Gulf of Guinea? UPDATES 2 attacks reported 1 confirmed

Two attacks reportedly took place in Sao Tome and Principe waters early in the morning Nov 7, in about half an hour time in the same area, no other details available. Attacked vessels may be crude oil tankers, and if this is the case, one managed to escape, while another one is off AIS during last 7 hours, but this information is not yet confirmed. Awaiting updates.

Nov 8 Update: According to Portugal Navy, there was at least one attempt to approach and board merchant ship by 2 fast boats, understood merchant ship escaped. But according to initial sources, there were two attacks in less than an hour, in the same area, and thankfully, both seemed to fail.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.