WAF Security Alert 017 - Oil Barge Attacked in Rivers State, Nigeria

March 22, 2018
Michael Cleary

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.

 

Source: Clearwater

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