Event: Fired On
IMB Level: 2
Date and Time: 25th September 2018, 1255hrs local
Location: Nigeria and Sao Tome Joint EEZ, 105nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria
Position: 02°45.5’N, 006°39.2’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 100nm
Type: Crude Oil Tanker
Length x Beam: 274m x 48m
Security Present: Armed Escort Vessel
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 3mm precipitation
Wave Height: 2m
Number of Pirates: 7
Number of Craft: 1 speedboat with black hull
Weapons Seen: Firearms
Equipment Seen: None reported
Description: Crude oil tanker transiting to Yoho terminal was approached by a black-hulled speed boat with seven men onboard. Two shots were fired at the merchant vessel and the pirates attempted to board.
The security boat dedicated to the tanker approached the pirate vessel, causing them to escape towards the south.
Tanker continued to destination and crew and vessel confirmed as safe.
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