UPDATE Attack / Nigeria 01-010718





INCIDENT OVER
Event: Attack
IMB Level: 2
 
Date and Time: 0915 local time 1st July 2018
Location: 5nm SW of Bonny
Position: 04°08’N, 006°57’E
Distance from Shore: 15nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Reefer / Container Ship
Length x Beam: 135m x 20m
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: None
Injured: None reported
Killed: None
Security Present: Yes – Armed Nigerian Navy Guards.
Weather: Light Breeze
Wave Height: 1.6m 
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: 8 or 9
Number of Craft: 1 speed boat
Weapons Seen: Yes
Equipment Seen: Not reported
 
Description: At approximately 0915 local time, merchant vessel was fired on multiple times whilst underway to Port Harcourt from Lagos. The embarked Nigerian Navy guards returned fire and vessel conducted evasive manoeuvres.

At 1130 local time, vessel came under attack again and was fired on.

Crew and vessel confirmed safe and she continued her transit.

Kind Regards,
 
Max Williams | Fleet Operations Director

 
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On 1 Jul 2018, at 14:36, ARC Operations <operations@arcafrica.com> wrote:

INCIDENT ONGOING

Event: Attack

IMB Level: TBC

 

Date and Time: 1040UTC 1st July 2018

Location: 5nm SW of Bonny

Position: 04°08’N, 006°57’E

Distance from Shore: 15nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: TBC

Length x Beam: TBC

Freeboard: TBC

Speed: TBC

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: TBC

Injured: TBC

Killed: TBC

Security Present: TBC

Weather: Light Breeze

Wave Height: 1.6m 

 

Threat Details

Number of Pirates: TBC

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: TBC

Equipment Seen: TBC

 

Description: Vessel reported under attack 5nm SW of Bonny Fairway Buoy.

 

ARC will issue further information once received.

 

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