Pirate Attack off Nigeria 08/03/2017

March 8, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 08/03/2017             Time: 0840UTC

Lat: 03°16 North               Long: 004°31 East

Event: Pirate Attack

Gulf of Guinea

A vessel reported via Satellite phone to MDAT-GoG that she was currently under attack. After further investigation Clearwater had confirmation that one skiff with seven armed men on board chased, fired upon and attempted to board the Bulk carrier. The vessel carried out all anti-piracy measures and increased speed; all crew retreated to the Citadel. At 08:50 UTC the vessel reported that the speed boat ceased its attack and stopped the attempt of boarding. Vessel is reported as safe and continuing her voyage.

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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