Gulf of Guinea OPS Global Risk Management has received a report that a tanker was attacked by Pirates approximately 27nm Southwest of Pennington Terminal. Attempts were made by the Master to contact a nearby Naval gun boat but no response was received. The report states that shots were fired by the pirates during their approach. It was later confirmed that the pirates had abandoned their attack and that the NNS Okpabana is in attendance. The crew and vessel are reported as safe.
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