4 events have been reported to MDAT-GoG this week.
233/72NM from Bonny, NIGERIA
On Thursday 24th January 2019 at 1933Z, an MV (NAME WITHHELD) was attacked by an unknown skiff in position 03°42’01”N 006°10’30”E. Despite an exchange of gunshots fire from the attackers, vessel and crew are safe.
MDAT-GOG comment: This events refers to WARNING 002/JAN/19.
228/67NM off Bonny, NIGERIA
On Friday 25th January 2019 at 0015Z, an MV (NAME WITHHELD) was attacked by a skiff with 5-7 POB in position 03°40’48”N 006°19’00”E. Despite an exchange of gunshots fired, the MV applied BMP 5 procedures and increased the distance with the skiff. Vessel and crew are safe.
MDAT-GOG comment: This events refers to WARNING 003/JAN/19 - This attack occurred 4 hours after the attack mentioned in our WARNING 002/JAN/19.
183/34 NM from Lagos, NIGERIA
On Monday 21st January 2019 at 1255 UTC, an MV (NAME WITHHELD) at position 05°45'54N/003°22'30E reported a suspicious speed boat (speed 23 knts) at 04 NM off its position. After monitoring the situation with the MV and its CSO, the situation became safe and clear.
MDAT-GOG comment: Good phone exchange between the MV and the CSO.
204/76 NM from TEMA, GHANA
On Thursday 24th January 2019 at 1515UTC in positon 04° 29'19"N 000°30'58"E, an MV (NAME WITHHELD) reported a small speed boat with 5 POB following its course at 3NM. The MV used a whistle and flashed a search light at the small boat. At 1600UTC the small craft turned away from the MV. The MV had been followed for 40 minutes.
MDAT-GOG comment: None
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