Vessel Boarded Off The Coast Of Nigeria 18 October 2018
Date Time: 17/10/2018 01:55:00 UTC
Area: West Africa
Lat: 6°15'9 N
Lon: 3°13'3 E
Detail: [Boarding Attempt] Duty AB on routine rounds on board an anchored product tanker noticed a speed boat alongside the anchor chain at 0155 UTC in position 06:15.9N - 003:13.3E, Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria. Around five persons armed with guns and hooks were noticed attempting to board the tanker. The AB shouted at the intruders and informed the bridge. Alarm raised and fire pump activated. Upon hearing the alarm, the persons aborted the attempted boarding and moved away. Incident reported to local authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel which searched the waters around the tanker. A search was made throughout the tanker. Nothing reported stolen. Reported (IMB) 17 Oct.
Reported By: OL BRAVO