Approach / Nigerian 01-051618






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Approach
IMB Level: 2
 
Date and Time: 5th June 2018 0440 local
Location: 28nm SW of Bonny FWB, Nigeria
Position: 03°47’N, 06°48’E
Distance from Shore: 36nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Container Ship
Length x Beam: 208m x 30m
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: Yes – Nigerian Navy Escort Vessel
Weather: Light Air
Wave Height: 2.3m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates/Robbers: Unknown
Number of Craft: 1 speed boat
Weapons Present: Unknown
Equipment Present: Unknown
 
Description: The merchant vessel en route to Onne port from Lagos was approached on its starboard side by one speed boat, which came to within 1nm. The escorting Nigerian Navy vessel fired at the
speed boat and chased them for approximately 1nm. The speed boat increased speed and moved away. All crew and vessel safe and vessel continued its course.

 

 

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