Offshore Bayelsa, Nigeria
It has been reported that an unknown number of pirates attacked and boarded an offshore supply vessel that was operating approximately 2nm Southeast from Pennington Oil Terminal. The pirates kidnapped the Captain, Chief Engineer, Chief Mate and an Able Seaman before making their escape with stolen items including laptops, mobile phones and food from the ship's stores.
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.