Kidnap / Nigeria 01-090218 – Update 2

INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Kidnap (Level I)

 

Date and Time: 0600UTC 09 February 2018

 

Location: 28nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria

 

Position: 03°45.8’N, 006°45.6’E

 

Vessel Details

Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship

LOA: 117m

Beam: 18m

Freeboard: 3m

Speed: Slowed from 14kts to 7kts then drifting.

 

Description: ARC has received a report of a possible maritime attack ongoing near Bonny Fairway Buoy now.

 

Update: At 0600UTC, the cargo vessel activated her SSAS. 2 speed boats with about 5 armed men on each attacked the vessel. At 0840UTC a VHF distress call was issued.
After several attempts, the pirates boarded the vessel. The vessel then drifted, before then proceeding deep offshore at approximately 1615UTC. The pirates kidnapped 4 crew members: Master, Chief Officer, 2nd Officer and 1 Able Seaman.

 

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