Nigeria: Suspicious Vessel Reported off Bayelsa State

February 15, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 14/02/2017             Time: Unknown

Lat: 04°40.00 North         Long: 005°35.00 East

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Nigeria

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.

 

Source: Clearwater

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