Kidnapping / Nigeria 01-011217 – UPDATE

INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Kidnap (Level I Incident)

 

Date and Time: 1 December 2017 0900UTC

 

Location: 56nm SSW of Bonny, Nigeria

 

Position: 03°28.5’N, 006°51’E

 

Vessel Details

                Type: Bulk Carrier

                LOA: 190m

                Beam: 32m

                Freeboard: approx. 4.5m

 

Description: A report has been received that a merchant ship is under attack 56nm south south west of Bonny, Nigeria whilst transiting between Lagos and Douala.

 

UPDATE: The pirates managed to board the vessel and the crew mustered in the citadel. At 1840UTC the vessel and crew have been confirmed safe with no pirates on board.

 

UPDATE 2: Following further information received, it has been confirmed that the Master of the vessel was kidnapped by the pirates after remaining outside the citadel after the crew mustered inside.

 

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