UPDATE 2 Fired On->Report Unconfirmed->False Report / Nigeria 02-250221





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Fired On->Report Unconfirmed->False Report according to Nigerian Navy

 

Date and Time: 24 February 2021,

Location: 50nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria EEZ

Position: 03°49’N, 006°30’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 30nm from Niger Delta coast

 

Vessel Details

Type: Security Escort Vessel

L x B: 40m x 8m

Speed: TBC

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: TBC

Killed: 2 ->
updated reports are that no personnel were killed

Security Present: Yes

Damage to Cargo: N/A

Damage to Vessel: TBC

Weather: Moderate Breeze / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.9m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: TBC

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: Firearms

Equipment Seen: TBC

 

Description: It has been reported that a security escort vessel was attacked whilst on route to meet a client vessel. Attack took place approx. 50nm SW of Bonny. Initial reports are that
2 Navy personnel were killed in the attack, however this is still to be confirmed.

 

UPDATE 1: Following checks with multiple sources in Nigeria, there has been no further detail on the attack or corroboration of the original source. Original source has removed their report as well,
raising possibility that this was a false report. We will continue to investigate and update if further information is received.

 

UPDATE 2: The Nigerian Navy have confirmed in a press release on 26th February 2021 that the report of the escort vessel coming under attack was false. No further information.

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T: +44 (0) 203 151 1700

 

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Africa Risk Compliance Limited

 


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