Maritime Security Alert - West Africa - Robbery at Lagos Anchorage

January 19, 2018
Michael Cleary

Date: 05-Jan-18                                 Time: 0715 LT

Lat: 06°17.800   North                     Long: 003°19.70   East    

 

Event: Hijack

 

Lagos, Nigeria

It has been reported that robbers were able to board a tanker, whilst undertaking STS operations at Lagos Offshore Anchorage. Duty crew spotted the robbers, raised the alarm and mustered the crew. Upon seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped empty handed. The incident was reported to the Nigerian Navy.

 

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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