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08.05.2018 - IMB Report - ATTACK - Gulf of Guinea

Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert - 086/2018  

081715 UTC APR 2018

TO: ALL SHIPS TRANSITING IN/OFF NIGERIA WATERS / GULF OF GUINEA

WARNING                           WARNING                           WARNING

ON 08.05.2018 AT 0920 UTC, IN POSITION 03:37.2N – 006:16.4E, AROUND 41NM SOUTH OF BRASS, NIGERIA.

SIX PIRATES IN A SPEEDBOAT ATTACKED AND CAME ALONGSIDE A BUILK CARRIER UNDERWAY. THEY HOOK A LADDER ON THE SHIP’S RAILING AND ATTEMPTED TO BOARD. MASTER RAISED THE ALARM, ACTIVATED SSAS, TOOK EVASIVE MANOEUVRES AND NON-ESSENTIAL CREW MEMBERS MUSTERED IN THE CITADEL. DUE TO THE HARDENING MEASURES TAKEN BY THE MASTER, THE PIRATES ABORTED THE ATTEMPTED ATTACK AND MOVED AWAY LEAVING THEIR LADDER HANGING ON THE SHIP’S SIDE.

VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE VICINITY OF THE POSITION GIVEN IN THIS REPORT AND MAINTAIN MAXIMUM CPA WITH ANY VESSEL ACTING SUSPICIOUSLY.

EARLY ASSESSMENT / DETECTION WILL ALLOW SHIPS TO TAKE EVASIVE MEASURES TO PREVENT BOARDING AND REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE.

ALL ATTACKS AND SUSPICIOUS SIGHTINGS SHOULD BE REPORTED.

IMB PIRACY REPORTING CENTRE

24 HOURS ANTI-PIRACY HELPLINE +603 2031 0014 FAX: +603 2078 5769

EMAIL: IMBnullKL@ICC-CCS.ORG  / PIRnullACY@ICC-CCS.ORG

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