Attempted Boarding / Nigeria 02-250119





INCIDENT OVER

Event: Attempted Boarding
IMB Level: 2
 
Date and Time: 25th January 2019,1535 UTC
Location: 88nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy , Nigeria EEZ
Position: 03°02’N, 006°05’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 77nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: TBC
L x B: TBC
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: Nil
Injured: Nil
Killed: Nil
Security Present: Not reported
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 2mm precipitation
Wave Height: 0.6m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: 7-8
Number of Craft: 2 skiffs reported
Weapons Seen: Not reported
Equipment Seen: Not reported
 
Description: A merchant vessel was approached by 2 skiffs with 7 or 8 pirates on board. The pirates attempted to board the merchant vessel but the MV increased speed and the skiffs gave up the
attempted. Vessel and crew safe according to report received from MDAT-GoG.

 

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