LPG Tanker Attacked and 4 Crew Kidnapped off Nigeria

February 8, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 07/02/2017             Time: 1904UTC

Lat: 04°32.20 North         Long: 007°13.50 East

 

Event: Pirate Attack & Crew Kidnapping

 

AROUND 60NM SOUTH OFF BONNY, NIGERIA

An LPG tanker was boarded by pirates. Twenty one crew members went into citadel and remaining four crew members are missing.  Nigerian Navy have been notified.

 

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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