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25.09.2018 - IMB Report - ATTACK - Gulf of Guinea

Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert-160/2018
 
251745 UTC SEP 2018
 
TO: ALL SHIPS TRANSITING IN / OFF BONNY / GULF OF GUINEA
 
WARNING          WARNING          WARNING
 
ON 25.09.2018 AT 1142 UTC IN POSITION 02:45.6N - 006:39.1E, AROUND 100NM SSW OF BONNY ISLAND, NIGERIA.
SIX ARMED PIRATES IN A SPEED BOAT APPROACHED A TANKER UNDERWAY. MASTER INCREASED SPEED, TOOK EVASIVE MANOEUVRES, RAISED THE ALARM, CONTACTED THE ESCORT VESSEL AND THE NON-ESSENTIAL CREW MUSTERED IN THE CITADEL. THE PIRATES FIRED TWO GUN SHOTS AND MOVED AWAY. ALL CREW SAFE AND NO DAMAGES REPORTED.
 
VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND MAINTAIN STRICT ANTI-PIRACY WATCH AND MEASURES.
 
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 TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND TO THE IMB PRC AS PER IMO CIR 1334.
 
IMB PIRACY REPORTING CENTRE
 
24 HOURS ANTI-PIRACY HELPLINE +603 2031 0014 FAX: +603 2078 5769
EMAIL: IMBKL@ICC-CCS.ORG  / PIRACY@ICC-CCS.ORG
 
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