Fired On / Nigeria 01-0611118






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Fired On
IMB Level: 2
 
Date and Time: 6th November 2018, 0725 local
Location: 18nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria
Position: 03°55’N, 006°56’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 28nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: LNG Tanker
Length x Beam: 288m 48m
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: Not reported
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 2.5mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.4m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: 9
Number of Craft: 1 skiff
Weapons Seen: Firearms
Equipment Seen: Not reported
 
Description: A LNG tanker on route to Bonny was attached by pirates. 9 pirates in a skiff fired on the tanker from both sides. Crew retreated to citadel and the attack failed.

 

Pirate skiff is likely still in the area and all vessels should be at a high level of alert.

 

 

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