Attempted Boarding Off Nigeria 10 July 2018
DateTime: 03/07/2018 19:20:00 UTC
Area: West Africa
Lat: 1°49’9 N
Lon: 3°12’1 E
Detail: [Boarding Attempt] LATE Report | Duty officer onboard a tug noticed a fishing boat lowering a long skiff into the water at 1920 UTC in position 01:49.9N – 003:12.1E, around 220nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The skiff with four to five POB started approaching the tug and closed to a distance of 0.5nm. Master raised the alarm, increased speed and headed into the swell. Several attempts were made by the skiff to get closer to the tug, but failed due to the rough weather. After following the tug for over five hours the skiff moved away. Reported (IMB) 3 Jul.
ReportedBy: OL CHARLIE