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Shots Fired - Vessel Attacked - Signals 4th Attack in 20nm radius #marsec #piracy

Warning 006/APR/2017

1. Category: ATTACK

2. Description: On 29th April 2017 at 1800UTC a MV went under attack by two inflatable skiffs (which look like military SPECIAL FORCES) in PSN 0347.4N 00644.1E as she was leaving BONNY TERMINAL after escort vessel had departed.

Shots (5 to 10) fired from skiffs at the accommodations. She increased speed, altered course and took defensive action (VHF16 alarm, use of water spray, barbed wire). Vessel managed to escape. No casualty’s reported. The vessel is now safe and underway to her destination.

MDAT-GOG investigating, more details to follow. Vessel’s transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

3. Source: Reported to MDAT- GoG via telephone.

4. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information.

MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper


Emergency Tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88

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