WAF Security Alert 014 - Suspicious Approach Reported

March 15, 2018
Michael Cleary

Date: 14-Mar-18                               Time: 1840 UTC  

Lat: 03°51.00   North                        Long: 006°40.00   East    

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Nigeria

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

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