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MDAT GoG - Vessel Attacked - 20NM SE Brass - Gulf of Guinea #marsec #piracy

Update - IMB ICC 033-18


19.02.2018: 0824 UTC:

Posn: 04:02.66N – 006:34.33E, Around 25nm SE of Brass, Nigeria.

Six pirates armed with AK-47 rifles in a black hull speed boat approached and attempted to board a crude oil tanker underway. Master raised the alarm, activated SSAS, transmitted distress message, increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and crew secured all access doors.

The pirates made seven attempts to hook an aluminum ladder on the tanker’s railing but were unsuccessful due to the evasive manoeuvres taken by the Master. They then, fired upon at the tanker and moved away.

A Nigerian Navy boat was in contact with the tanker and arrived at the location. The tanker and crew are safe

Advisory 003/FEB/2018

1. Category: ATTACK

2. Description: On 19th February 2018 at 0730 UTC, a MV was attacked in position 04°02’00’’N 006°26’00’’E (approximately 20NM SE Brass). Vessel and crew SAFE. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

3. Source: E-mail

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


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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