UPDATE 2 Attack / Nigeria 02-251021





INCIDENT OVER – ONGOING THREAT TO VESSELS IN AREA

 

Event: Attack->Illegal Boarding

 

Date and Time: 25 October 2021, 0900hrs local

Location: 190nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria

Position: 02°13’N, 004°50’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 142nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Containership

L x B: 189.4m x 28.4m

Speed: 14kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Security Present: None

Damage to Cargo:
None reported

Damage to Vessel:
None reported

Weather: Light Breeze / 4mm precipitation (thunderstorm)

Wave Height: 1.1m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: TBC

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: TBC

Equipment Seen: TBC

 

Description: A containership on route from Lomé to Douala has been attacked. Based on AIS routing, the vessel carried out evasive manoeuvres during the attack, but is now stationary.
Crew are reportedly in the citadel.

 

UPDATE 1: The vessel is still drifting in the same position. A Russian Navy vessel is nearby – to be confirmed if they are carrying out a military response, or if any other military vessels are responding.

 

UPDATE 2: MDAT-GoG have confirmed that the attackers have left the vessel and the incident is over. The Russian Navy vessels provided support to the vessel.  

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T: +44 (0) 203 151 1700

 

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