Date: 01-Nov-17 Time: 1122 UTC
Lat: 04°04.4 North Long: 006°54.9 East
Event: Pirate Attack
Bonny Island, Nigeria
It has been reported that a tanker came under attack by pirates whilst underway 9nm south-west of Bonny Buoy. Two small boats closed the vessel on the port quarter. As the boats moved closer the Nigerian Navy guards fired two shots which resulted in the boats moving away. It is believed that this Pirate Action Group was involved in the attack on another tanker earlier as described in yesterday’s report.
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.