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19.04.2017 - IMB Report - indicates kidnapping - Nigeria Waters
Warning Warning Warning
On 19.04.2017 at 0934 UTC in position 04:06.43N – 006:15.34E, around 10.8nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
An offshore tug was attacked and boarded by armed pirates. They kidnapped eight crew members and escaped. Nigerian navy has been notified and the rescue operations are in progress. One crew was reported injured and evacuated by helo.
Vessels are advised to exercise caution in the vicinity of the position given in this report and maintain maximum CPA with any vessel acting suspiciously.
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.
International Maritime Bureau (IMB)
Piracy Reporting Centre ( PRC )
Tel: +(60 3) 2078 5763 / 2031 0287 / 2031 3106
24 Hrs ANTI PIRACY HELPLINE: + 60 3 2031 0014 ( Manned 24 Hrs everyday )