ARC Intelligence Report Nigeria – 01-070617

ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Kidnapping

 

Date and Time: 04 June 2017 1755UTC

 

Location: Cawthorne Channel, West Bonny River, Nigeria

 

Position: 04°27.00’N, 007°03.59’E

 

Description: Whilst transiting the Cawthorne Channel in West Bonny River, 5 pirates boarded a tug armed with AK47 style assault rifles and a general-purpose machine guns from a speed boat. Both the Nigerian
Captain and the Nigerian Chief Engineer were kidnapped.

 

ARC will update should further information be received.

 

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