Suspicious Approach / Nigeria 02-200421






INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Date and Time: 20 April 2021, 1755 local

Location: 200n S of Lagos, Nigeria EEZ

Position: 3°02.117’N, 3° 16.800’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 200nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Containership

L x B: 260.3mm x 32.2m

Speed: 19.4kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo: None

Damage to Vessel: None

Weather: Gentle Breeze/ 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.1m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: 1 skiff

Weapons Seen: Not reported

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: A containership sailing out of Lagos was approached by a skiff. The crew moved to the citadel whilst vessel increased speed to over 20kts and slightly altered her course.
Skiff followed the containership for about 45 minutes and came within 0.5nm of the vessel. Vessel escaped and all safe.

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