Attempted Boarding / Nigeria 01-111118






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Attempted Boarding
IMB Level: 2
 
Date and Time: 11th November 2018, 0600hrs UTC
Location: 10nm from Niger River Mouth / 15nm S of Forcados River Mouth, Nigeria
Position: 05°08’N, 005°20’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 2.5nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Barge
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: Not reported
Weather: Light Breeze / 0.3mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: 8
Number of Craft: 1 speedboat
Weapons Seen: Firearms
Equipment Seen: Not reported
 
Description: A distress call was received via VHF that a blue speed boat with 8 armed men in dark clothes and covered faces was attempting to attack a barge. Crew and vessel reported as safe by
MDAT-GoG

 

 

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