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MDAT GoG (West Africa) Weekly Piracy Report #marsec #piracy

Two Events have been reported to MDAT-GoG this week.

Maritime Crime Activity


220 / 8 Nm Lagos

On the 05th October, while anchored in Lagos secured anchorage, three persons boarded the tanker and were immediately spotted by the duty team. As soon as alarm was raised, the persons escaped jumping over board. Tanker informed local authorities and a nigerian patrol boat investigated. Nothing found in the area, crew and tanker are safe.

Maritime Crime Activity


Lagos, Nigeria

On the 06 OCT 2019 at 2230Z as the ship was berthed and discharging it’s cargo in APAPA BOP TERMINAL a tanker was attack by two wooden boats manned with approx. 7/8 persons. The intruders were approaching in order to steal the cargo.

The crew reacted immediately and suspended the discharging ops. During their escape from the jetty one of the robbers shot at the crew with a firearm. Few hours later, on 07 OCT 2019 at 0212Z a second attempt took place.

Once again two wooden boats with approx. 4/5 persons on board approached the tanker. The crew and jetty security guards took action, at 0230Z the thieves to retreated. No crew member was injured and the vessel was reported safe.

Contact the MDAT-GoG:E-mail: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.orgPhone : +33 (0) 2 98 22 88 88 (emergency)Phone : +33 (0) 2 98 22 13 02 (exercise)Phones and mail are monitored 24/7.

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