MDAT GoG (West Africa) Weekly Piracy Report #marsec #piracy #westafrica #mdatgog #shipping @IMB_Pira
One event has been reported to MDAT-GoG this week: - One new incidents
180/35NM from Bonny
At 07:35Z, a merchant ship was attacked in position 0347.5N 00650.5E. The vessel was chased by one speed boat carrying 7 pirates armed with guns and one long ladder. As they arrived alongside on the port side, one armed pirate climbed on board and immediately started firing towards the bridge.
A security ship proceeded at full speed to the position of the attack to assist MV. Once they spotted the security vessel, the pirates immediately fled.
All crew members are safe. The vessel suffered only minor damages (broken windows on the bridge).
MDAT-gog comment: This event refers to WARNING 004/DEC/17.
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