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Merchant Vessel Approached chased off by Helicopter - Nigeria #piracy #marsec


Date 09DEC2016

Location South of Brass, Nigeria

Type of incidents SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

Lat. / Long. 03:40N – 006:10E

Source: MDAT-GoG

Date: 09 December 2016 0900 UTC

Description: A merchant vessel reported being followed by a speedboat at 3-5 cables.

The crew suspect there are five persons on board.

MDAT-GoG confirmed that ladders were sighted on board the speedboat during its approach towards a merchant vessel.

A helicopter participating in a search and rescue exercise forced the speedboat to abandon its approach. The helicopter tracked the suspicious speedboat for 30 minutes.

This incident has been added to MarTrack and updates will be visible on MarTrack Webview.


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