Attack / Nigeria 01-220218

INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN THE AREA

 

Event: Attack (Level II)

 

Date and Time: 1320UTC 22 February 2018

 

Location: 51nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria (50nm from shore)

 

Position: 03°30’N, 006°31’E

 

Vessel Details

Type: Offshore Tug Supply / Passenger

Length: 44m

Beam: 8m

Freeboard: ~1m

Speed: ~9.5kts

 

Description: Supply vessel attacked by one speed boat. Pirates opened fire on the vessel, and embarked Navy guards returned fire. Pirate boat moved away.

 

Pirate vessel has white hull, 7/8 armed men on board carrying AK47-style weapons.

 

Due to failed attempt, there is an ongoing threat to vessels in the area.

 

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