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IMB ICC Alert- Chemical Tanker Crew Hijacked

  • Attack Number: 023-16

  • Date: Sat Mar 05 2016

  • Type of Vessel :Chemical Tanker

  • Around 32nm SW of Bonny Island Nigeria

  • 05.03.2016: 0900 LT: Posn: 04:05N – 006:41E

  • Ten armed pirates in a black speed boat approached and opened fire at a chemical tanker underway.

  • They boarded the tanker using a grappling hook and ladder. Alarm raised and non-essential crew members retreated to the citadel.

  • After an hour, the pirates left the tanker with four kidnapped crew. The remaining crew members sailed the tanker to a safe port.

IMB ICC Piracy Reporting Centre

#Nigeria #Piracy #GulfofGuinea

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