Nigeria: Pirates Attacked and Attempted to Board Tanker

March 30, 2017
Ocean Protection Services

NIGERIA

OPS Global Risk Management has received a report that a Panamanian flagged tanker was attacked whilst underway approximately 20nm South of Bonga Field. The attack and attempt to board by the pirates was aborted when a nearby Naval gun boat came to support the tanker. MDAT-GoG have confirmed that the Naval gun boat is escorting the tanker to safety and that the vessel is safe.

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.

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