Nigeria: Armed Pirates Hijack Passenger Boats

February 18, 2017
Michael Cleary

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.

 

Source: Clearwater

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