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MDAT GoG - MV Attacked by 7 Armed Pirates - Gulf of Guinea #marsec #piracy @IMB_Piracy @IMOHQ

Warning 004/DEC/2017

1. Category: ATTACK

2. Description: A Merchant ship was attacked in position 0347.5N 00650.5E at 0735UTC on 24 December 2017. Vessels 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

IMB ICC (173-17):

Seven pirates armed with guns approached and came alongside a container ship underway. One pirate boarded the ship using a long ladder and opened fire towards the bridge. The Master contacted the Nigerian Navy and proceeded at full speed towards a security boat. Seeing the security boat, the pirates aborted the attack.

ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2017

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