WAF Security Alert 009 - Supply Vessel Attacked by Armed Pirates

February 22, 2018
Michael Cleary

Date: 22-Feb-18                                Time: 1220 UTC  

Lat: 03°30.00   North                        Long: 006°31.00   East    


Event: Pirate Attack


Southwest of Bonny, Nigeria    

It has been reported that an offshore supply vessel has been attacked whilst underway approximately 65nm southwest of Bonny. A white hulled boat with up to eight armed men on board made two approaches and fired shots at the vessel. The offshore supply vessel's armed security team returned fire resulting in the pirates aborting their attack. No injuries to the crew were reported and the vessel is now classed 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.


Source: Clearwater



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