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Pirate attack off Nigeria 11 May 2018

DateTime: 08/05/2018 09:20:00 UTC
Area: West Africa
Lat: 3°37'2 N
Lon: 6°16'4 E

Detail: [Boarding Attempt] Six pirates in a speed boat approached and came alongside a bulk carrier underway at 0920 UTC in position 03:37.2N – 006:16.4E, around 41nm South of Brass, Nigeria. They hooked a ladder on the ship’s railing and attempted to board. Master raised the alarm, activated SSAS, increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and the 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. Reported (IMB) 8 May.

UNID: 5414
Action: NEW
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO

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