Attack / Nigerian 01-201217

INCIDENT OVER

 

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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