INCIDENT OVER / ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS
Event: Attack (Level I Incident)
Date and Time: 24 December 2017 0735UTC
Location: 9nm WSW of Okwori Terminal, 25nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria
Position: 03°47.5’N, 006°50.5’E
Type: Container Ship
Description: ARC has received a report that a vessel was attacked near Okwori Terminal, Nigeria.
Update: The vessel was attacked by pirates and all crew assembled in the citadel. The distress call was received on VHF Ch 16 by several vessels and offshore installations. A Nigerian Navy vessel attended
the vessel and the pirates left. The vessel and crew are safe.
The pirates are still believed to be in the area. All shipping should operate at a high level of security awareness.