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.