Location South of Brass, Nigeria
Type of incidents SUSPICIOUS APPROACH
Lat. / Long. 03:40N – 006:10E
Date: 09 December 2016 0900 UTC
Description: A merchant vessel reported being followed by a speedboat at 3-5 cables.
The crew suspect there are five persons on board.
MDAT-GoG confirmed that ladders were sighted on board the speedboat during its approach towards a merchant vessel.
A helicopter participating in a search and rescue exercise forced the speedboat to abandon its approach. The helicopter tracked the suspicious speedboat for 30 minutes.
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