Date: 11/02/2017 Time: Unknown
Lat: 03°45.00 North Long: 007°10.00 East
Event: Suspect Vessel
30nm south of Bonny Island, Nigeria
It has been reported that an unknown vessel suspected of being a mother vessel used by a PAG has been sighted about 30nm south of Bonny Island during the morning. The report also states that the vessel was heading in a north east direction at a speed of two to five knots. No further information is currently available but OPS Global Risk Management will continue to monitor the situation and update accordingly.
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.