A merchant ship has been hijacked off the Republic of Congo, according to a report.

Piracy reporting body Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG) said two vessels were raided on Monday afternoon, 102 nautical miles off Pointe Noire.

One was later reported as safe, but one was taken.

MDAT-GoG told TradeWinds that investigations were ongoing and no further information was currently available.