Date: 19/02/2017 Time: 0908UTC
Lat: 05:13.00 North Long: 004:48.00 East
Event: Armed Boarding
32 NM WEST OF FORCADOS, Nigeria
The IMB has issued a report that a tanker has been attacked and boarded by pirates. Nigerian Navy has been notified. OPS Global Risk Management will monitor the situation and publish any updates.
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.