Nigeria: Tanker Attacked and Boarded by Pirates

February 19, 2017
Michael Cleary

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.

 

Source: IMB

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