Cargo ship attacked in Gulf of Guinea, probably USA bulk carrier Cargo ship was attacked by pirates at around 0430 UTC Jan 30 in Gulf of Guinea south of Lome Togo. Ships tracks in the area point to bulk carrier ROWAYTON EAGLE.
She was en route from Canary Islands to Lagos Nigeria, stopped and then began to loop around on Jan 27, most likely waiting out until receiving ok to proceed to Lagos port. As of 0600 UTC Jan 30, she was either drifting or moving dead ahead in attack area.
If ROWAYTON EAGLE was attacked, she was probably boarded. Awaiting ID confirmation and updates.
Where is the ship?
Bulk Carrier ROWAYTON EAGLE is currently located at WAFR - West Africa at position 12° 54' 14.796" N, 18° 29' 37.428" W as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-01-22 15:11 UTC
What kind of ship is this?
ROWAYTON EAGLE (IMO: 9575216) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2013 (8 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Marshall Is. It’s carrying capacity is 63301 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 11.6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 199.99 meters and her width is 32.26 meters.