Suspicious Activity / Nigeria 01-210421





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Sighting of Suspicious Craft

 

Date and Time: 21 April 2021, 0939hrs UTC

Location: 165nm S of Lagos, Nigeria EEZ

Position: 03°41’N, 003°33’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 165nm

   

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: About 8

Number of Craft: 1 skiff with 2 outboard engines

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Ladders

 

Description: Following the approach on a containership 200nm S of Lagos on 20 April 2021, an Italian Naval frigate nearby identified a skiff with ladders onboard. The frigate’s helicopter
followed the skiff which was on a course of 240° at 50kts. Skiff is black/dark in colour, 2 grey outbound engines and a red flag/cloth at the rear of the vessel, with about 8 persons onboard with a ladder.

 

UPDATE 1: According to reports from naval assets, skiff is reported to have reached Nigerian territorial waters at 04°54’N, 005°26’E, near the entry to the Dodo river.

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