Date: 12/04/2017 Time: 1800LT
Lat: 04°29.3 North Long: 006°14.5 East
Event: Pirate Attack
It has been reported that a gun battle has taken place involving pirates and troops that were responding to a call of an attack at Creek 6 Houseboat, Cawthorne channel, Ijawkiri between Bayelsa and Rivers States. Two soldiers were killed and three injured during the incident.
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.