Aborted pirate attack off Nigeria - 0345Z 19 February 2014

The IMB reports the following aborted attack on an unidentified merchant vessel at 0345Z yesterday, 19th February 2014, 58m SW of Brass, Nigeria:

‘19.02.2014: 0445 LT: Posn: 03:57N – 005:18E, 26nm SW of Pennington Oil Terminal, Nigeria.

Six pirates in a small boat approached a tanker under way and tried to hook on a boarding ladder. Alarm raised and vessel immediately started taking evasive manoeuvres. The pirates tried to hook on the ladder several times at different positions along the port and starboard quarters. The on board armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the pirates aborting the attempt and moving away. ‘ 

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.

 

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