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28.09.2018 - IMB Report - DRASTIC INCREASE

Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert - 164/2018

281000 UTC SEP 2018

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

 

WARNING          WARNING          WARNING

 

INCREASING NUMBER OF INCIDENTS  IN / OFF NIGERIA

 

THERE IS A DRASTIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS IN/OFF NIGERIA  WITH A TOTAL OF 41 INCIDENTS THIS YEAR ALONE.  THREE ATTACKS WERE REPORTED IN THE LAST TEN DAYS.

ROBBERS/PIRATES/KIDNAPPERS CONTINUE TO TARGET VESSELS TO ROB / KIDNAP CREWS FOR RANSOM.  

VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND MAINTAIN STRICT ANTI-PIRACY WATCH AND MEASURES. VESSELS INTENDING TO DRIFT TO DO SO MORE THAN 200 NM FROM NIGERIAN COAST PREFERABLY 250NM IF POSSIBLE. 

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

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