Bonny Island: Pirate Attack 02-Oct-17

October 3, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 02-Oct-17                                 Time: 1815LT

Lat: 04°17.60   North                        Long: 007°04.00   East    

 

Event: Pirate Attack

 

Bonny Island, Nigeria   

It has been reported that a Nigerian flagged supply vessel was attacked 5nm South of Bonny Island. Pirates onboard a speed boat, approached and opened fire on the vessel. The onboard armed security team returned fire which resulted in the pirates aborting their attack. The crew are reported as safe and the vessel was last reported to be heading to Bonny Anchorage.

 

Vessels within a 100 nautical mile radius should increase their anti-piracy deterrents in line with Best Management Practices 4. This should include increased twenty four hour anti-piracy watch keeping and radar monitoring. Vessel hardening should be checked and where appropriate bolstered.

 

Source: Clearwater

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