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20.04.2017 - IMB Report - pirates fired upon a tanker - Nigeria
Warning Warning Warning
On 19.04.2017 at 0845 UTC in position 03:25N – 005:46E, around 59nm SSW of brass, Nigeria.
Nine pirates in a speed boat fired upon a tanker escorted by security boat. Master immediately notified the escort vessel and the Nigerian navy. The pirates aborted the attack and moved away. The tanker and crew are safe.
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)