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Merchant Vessel Maersk Cotonou Attacked off Nigeria - Shots Fired #marsec #piracy #GulfofGuinea

Date 19NOV2016

Location Rivers state, Nigeria

Type of incidents ATTACK

Lat. / Long. 04:01N – 007:03E

Source: BI/ NYA

Date: 19 November 2016

1230 UTC

Description: A speed boat carrying eight armed men attacked MAERSK COTONOU.

The container ship applied counter piracy measures which were successful. MAERSK COTONOU continued to its destination.

This attempted attack was carried out by the same pirates which tried to attack an inbound convoy this morning.

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