Date: 14-Mar-18 Time: 1840 UTC
Lat: 03°51.00 North Long: 006°40.00 East
Event: Suspicious Approach
It has been reported that a Tanker was approached whilst underway approximately 29nm south west of Bonny fairway buoy by a speed boat. The Master engaged in evasive measures resulting in the speed boat aborting its approach. The Tanker has continued her route.
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/ MDAT-GoG