Event: Kidnap for Ransom
IMB Level: 1
Date and Time: 3rd February 2019, 0530 UTC
Location: 72nm SW of Agbami Terminal , Nigeria EEZ
Position: 2°32.5’N, 04°45’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 128nm
Type: Landing Craft
L x B: 68m x 15m
Kidnapped: 3 – Captain, Chief Officer and Chief Engineer.
Security Present: None
Weather: Gentle Breeze / 1.1mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.2m
Number of Pirates: Not reported
Number of Craft: Not reported
Weapons Seen: Not reported
Equipment Seen: Not reported
Description: A landing craft sailing from Cotonou to Onne was attacked by pirates. Some of the crew managed to reach the citadel, but 3 crew members, including the Master, were kidnapped. Nigerian
Navy authorities have been informed and are responding.
ARC will update when further information is received.