Reporting indicates that the tanker YUAN QIU HU made a Ch16 call stating that she was being pursued by a speedboat. The tanker is understood to have increased her speed whilst awaiting support from Cameroonian Brigade d’Intervention Rapide forces. Approximately 45mins later the patrol boat closed with the tanker resulting in the speedboat departing.
This is the 4th incident in the waters off Cameroon within 2020 with the last incident recorded on 20th March 20 where a vessel was fired upon.
Source: Dryad Global