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Pirates Board Bulk Carrier in Lagos


Location Lagos anchorage, Nigeria

Type of incidents Boarding

Lat. / Long. 06:21N – 003:19E

Please be advised that following the Maritime Security Alert for West Africa dated 04 November 2016, the following information has become available:

BI confirmed the bulk carrier COLUMBIA RIVER was attacked by several armed men at 0130 UTC whilst at Lago anchorage, Nigeria. The crew raised the alarm and reached the citadel. There are reportedly between five and seven armed men currently onboard the vessel. Port authorities have been informed. The incident has been reported as ongoing.

Details of the above incident are available on MarTrack. We will continue to seek clarification and any further details will be added to MarTrack.

NYA Operations Centre

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