Attack / Nigerian 01-201217



Event: Attack (Level II Incident)


Date and Time: 20 December 2017 0400UTC


Location: 10nm W of Okwori Terminal, 22nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria


Position: 03°51.42’N, 006°48.18’E


Vessel Details

                Type: Tanker

                LOA: 183m

                Beam: 32m

                Freeboard: 5m

                Speed: 11kts


Description: A tanker underway was approached by two small craft. Embarked armed Nigerian Navy guards were alerted and fired a warning shot at the closest boat. The boat stopped whilst the second boat remained
at a further distance.


No weapons were seen on the small boats, but ladders were seen. Neither boat had lights.


Vessel and crew are confirmed as safe.



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