Date: 17/02/2017 Time: Unknown
Lat: 04°47.88 North Long: 005°40.00 East
Event: Armed Robbery
Bayelsa State, Nigeria
It has been reported that an unknown number of armed robbers were able to steal two passenger boats along the Letugbene waterways. The robbers made their escape in the stolen vessels and headed towards the Dodo/Pennington waterways.
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.