Nigeria: Pirate Attack 30-July-2017

July 31, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 29-May-17              Time: UNKNOWN

Lat: 04°10.12   North        Long: 006°59.44   East

 

Event: Pirate Attack

 

Bonny,  Nigeria

It has been reported that a cargo vessel was attacked and boarded approximately 16nm southwest of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria. The pirates have managed to kidnap five crew members and escape, leaving the vessel adrift. The Nigerian Navy have been notified and are responding to 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.

 

Source: Clearwater

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