NIGERIA It has been reported that a bulk carrier has been attacked whilst underway 11nm east of Brass Terminal. Four armed pirates managed to board the vessel and kidnap five crew members, one being the Captain, before escaping. The Nigeria Navy have been notified.
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.