Late advice of failed piracy attack Nigeria 0710z 24 July 2013
Just yesterday, the IMB reported a failed attack on an unidentified product tanker at 0710Z 24 July 2013 46 nm ESE of Bonny, Nigeria:
‘24.07.2013: 0710 UTC: 04:16N – 007:56E: 40nm SE of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Pirates attacked and fired at a product tanker. Terminal security responded to the incident and the pirates moved away. The vessel sustained damage from gunfire. Crew received minor injuries. Later the vessel returned to Lagos safely.'
The colour key for Google earth images is:
Red - Hijacked vessel, kidnapped crew or attack in progress.
White - Failed or aborted attack.
Yellow - Pirate action group (PAG) or mother ship.
Green - Suspicious approach, incident or activity.