Attack / Nigeria 01-150917



Event: Attack (Level 3 incident)


Date and Time: 14 September 2017 1335 UTC


Location: 5nm North West of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria


Position: 04°16’49”N, 007°02’34”E


Description: There have been reports of a merchant vessel being attacked by a speed boat with 8 or 10 pirates on board. The armed team on board the merchant vessel fired shots which caused the attackers to
move away.


According to one report, the attackers used the tactic of hiding behind a fishing trawler to come close to the vessel without being noticed. The attack happened in the shipping channel between Bonny Fairway
Buoy and Bonny port.


ARC will update should further information be released.



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