Fired On / Nigeria 02-250918






INCIDENT OVER

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

 

Vessel Details

Type: Crude Oil Tanker

Length x Beam: 274m x 48m

Status: Underway

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: Armed Escort Vessel

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 3mm precipitation

Wave Height: 2m

 

Threat Details

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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