Date: 21-Mar-18 Time: 2000 LT
Lat: 04° 28.00 North Long: 006° 38.00 East
Event: Pirate Attack
Rivers State, Nigeria
It has been reported that an oil barge has been attacked on the Belema waterway. Armed men exchanged fire with the security personnel onboard the barge resulting in one of the perpetrators being killed.
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.