Date: 14/02/2017 Time: Unknown
Lat: 04°40.00 North Long: 005°35.00 East
Event: Suspicious Approach
It has been reported that a passenger vessel was approached by armed men close to Ekeni creek, Bayelsa state. The Captain of the passenger vessel spotted the assailants and altered course towards a military houseboat. The assailants moved away and abandoned their approach.
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.