Suspicious Vessel / Nigeria 01-241018






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Suspicious Approach
IMB Level: 3
 
Date and Time: 24th October 2018, 0130hrs UTC
Location: Nigeria and Sao Tome Joint EEZ, 140nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria
Position: 02°19’N, 06°03’E
Distance from Shore: Approx. 115nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Supply Vessel
Length x Beam: 67m x 16m
Status: Underway
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 0
Killed: 0
Security Present: None
Weather: Light Breeze / 5mm precipitation
Wave Height: 1.5m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: Not reported
Number of Craft: 1 boat
Weapons Seen: None reported
Equipment Seen: None reported
 
Description: Supply vessel was en-route to Abidjan when she spotted a suspicious vessel about 0.6nm behind her. Requesting assistance via VHF, the Captain increased her speed to 10kts, switched
off her AIS and navigation lights before changing her heading. The poor weather helped the deception manoeuvre. After 2 hours and the rain ended, the suspect vessel was no longer visible. Supply vessel reset her course again to continue to Abidjan and all
crew and vessel safe.

 

 

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