Attack / Nigeria 01-250118

INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Attack (Level II)

 

Date and Time: 0615UTC 24 January 2018

 

Location: 49nm South West of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria

 

Position: 03°39’N, 006°37.2’E

 

Vessel Details

                Type: Bulk Carrier

 

Description: A bulk carrier was attacked by 2 speed boats with 2 or 3 armed men, which approached the vessel from the starboard side and fired at the vessel. The vessel
increased her speed and the attackers turned away. Vessel and crew confirmed as safe.

 

This is likely the same group that attacked a tanker at 0845UTC to the east of the above position, reported in 01-240118.

 

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