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MDAT GoG Warning - Vessel Under Attack - 215°/ 30nm of Bonny, NIGERIA - Update 12 Crew Kidnapped #ma


Warning 001/SEP/2018

1. Category: ONGOING ATTACK

2. Description: On 22 SEP 2018 at 05:05ZHrs, a vessel is under attack in position 03°45’32N – 006°43’01E (215°/ 30nm of Bonny, NIGERIA).

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.

3. Source: Phone call

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

MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper Email: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org Emergency Tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88

Sep 24 Update: Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia. Swiss bulk carrier GLARUS was attacked at around 0500 UTC Sep 22 in position 03 45N 006 43E, some 48 nm south of Bonny, Bight of Bonny, Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. According to Massoel, Geneva-based owner of the ship, 12 out of 19 crew were kidnapped. Bulk carrier was en route from Lagos to Harcourt, Nigeria. The ship reached Bonny anchorage at around 1200 UTC and was brought to anchor. No other information available at the moment. (Fleet Mon)

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