Date: 26-Sept-17 Time: UNKNOWN
Lat: 03°48.07 North Long: 006°36.00 East
Event: Pirate Attack
It has been reported that a Panamanian flagged chemical tanker was attacked, 34nm Southeast of Brass. Pirates were able to board the tanker and reports state that the Captain and Chief Engineer have been kidnapped.
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.