Date: 18-Sept-17 Time: Unknown
Lat: 04°31.00 North Long: 006°40.00 East
Event: Pirate Attack
Between Idamara and Robertkiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Exact time and location unknown. It has been reported that during the evening a tugboat and barge contracted by Belema Oil and Gas was attacked between Idamara and Robertkiri. During the attack sources say that one person was killed and two others were abducted.
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.