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
Type: Offshore Tug Supply / Passenger
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.