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Intel & Alerts
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Attack Number: 023-16
Date: Sat Mar 05 2016
Type of Vessel :Chemical Tanker
Around 32nm SW of Bonny Island Nigeria
05.03.2016: 0900 LT: Posn: 04:05N – 006:41E
Ten armed pirates in a black speed boat approached and opened fire at a chemical tanker underway.
They boarded the tanker using a grappling hook and ladder. Alarm raised and non-essential crew members retreated to the citadel.
After an hour, the pirates left the tanker with four kidnapped crew. The remaining crew members sailed the tanker to a safe port.
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Gulf of Guinea