ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS
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.