Approach / Nigeria 01-120818






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Approach
IMB Level: 3
 
Date and Time: 3rd July 2018, 1920hrs local time
Location: 270nm due south of Lagos, Nigeria
Position: 01°49.9’N, 003°12’E
Distance from Shore: 220nm SW of Bayelsa State
 
Vessel Details
Type: Tug
Length x Beam: 32m x 9m
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: None
Weather: Moderate Breeze
Wave Height: 1.5m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: 4 or 5
Number of Craft: 1 mother vessel and 1 skiff
Weapons Seen: None
Equipment Seen: None
 
Description: A tug en-route from Lomé, Togo to Banana Island, DRC, was approached by a skiff. The officer on watch noticed a large vessel (possibly a fishing boat) lowering a skiff into the water,
which approached the tug to a distance of 0.5nm. Master raised the alarm and increased speed and manoeuvred into the swell. The skiff made multiple attempts to come closer but failed due to the weather. After trying to get close to the tug for 5 hours, the
skiff gave up and moved away. All crew and vessel safe.

 

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