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MDAT GoG - Vessel Attacked by 2 Speed Boats off Bonny Nigeria - Gulf of Guinea #marsec #piracy

Advisory 004/JAN/18

1. Category: ATTACK

2. Description: On 24 January 2018 at 0615UTC, a bulk carrier was attacked by 2 speed boats with 2/3 armed men in psn 0339N 00637.2E (40NM south of Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria). The speed boats approached the ship on the star board beam and fired towards MV. Vessel increased speed and speed boats turned away. Vessel and crew are SAFE. Mariners are advised to exercise caution in this area.

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

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

THIS ADVISORY is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by MDAT-GoG. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. MDAT-GoG is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.

MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper


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

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