Two events have been reported to MDAT-GoG this week
210°/25NM from Bonny, NIGERIA
At 09:20ZHrs in position 04°04N-006°56E, a merchant tanker was attacked by two fast boats. Crew raised alarm and mustered in citadel. Shots were fired against tanker. Pirates managed to board the vessel, broke the systems and equipment and left before the arrival of a gunboat. Crew and vessel are safe.
MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Advisory 002/MAR/17.
160°/65NM from Takoradi, GHANA
At 17:00ZHrs in position 03°55N-001°14W, a merchant vessel was approached by three boats with six men on each. They were dressed with camouflages suits and carrying weapons. They closely approached the tanker before leaving the area. Crew and vessel are safe.
MDAT-GoG comment: This event refers to Advisory 003/MAR/17.
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