Attack / Nigeria 01-061618






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Approach
IMB Level: 3
 
Date and Time: 5th June 2018 1900 local
Location: 46nm SW of Bonny FWB, Nigeria
Position: 03°31’N, 06°38.5’E
Distance from Shore: 50nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Container Ship
Length x Beam: 249m x 37m
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: No
Weather: Light Breeze
Wave Height: 1.6m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates/Robbers: Unknown
Number of Craft: 1 speed boat
Weapons Present: Unknown
Equipment Present: Unknown
 
Description: Container vessel en route from Onne to Lagos was chased by a speed boat. The merchant vessel changed course and increased her speed. The speed closed to 3nm but stopped its pursuit
after about 30 minutes. All crew and vessel reported as safe.

 

This was the second incident involving a container vessel south of Bonny in a 24-hour period.

 

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