Illegal Boarding / International Waters 02-060621






INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS

 

Event: Illegal Boarding

 

Date and Time: 6 June 2021, 1600hrs local

Location: 220nm SSW of Lagos, International Waters

Position: 02°49’N, 02°31’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 212nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Bulk Carrier

L x B: 200m x 32.3m

Speed: 13kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None reported

Damage to Vessel: None reported

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 0.1mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.7m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 6

Number of Craft: 1 skiff

Weapons Seen: Reported as “armed”

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A bulk carrier was boarded by pirates from a skiff. The crew took refuge in the citadel and the pirates were not successful in taking control of the vessel and subsequently
left after 30 minutes. All safe.

 

The pirates likely remain in the area and the threat to shipping remains extremely high in the vicinity.

 

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