Gulf of Guinea: Pirate Attack 19/04/2017

April 19, 2017
Clearwater

Date: 19/04/2017             Time: 0900UTC

Lat: 03°25.00   North       Long: 005°36.00   East

Event: Pirate Attack

Gulf of Guinea

It has been reported that a vessel has been attacked 3nm southeast of Agbami Terminal, Nigeria. A small boat with eight armed pirates onboard approached and opened fire. The onboard armed security team returned fire resulting in the pirates aborting their attack.

 

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.

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