1. Category: ATTACK
2. Description: A Merchant ship was attacked in position 0347.5N 00650.5E at 0735UTC on 24 December 2017. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.
3. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via telephone.
4. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information.
Emergency Tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88
IMB ICC (173-17):
Seven pirates armed with guns approached and came alongside a container ship underway. One pirate boarded the ship using a long ladder and opened fire towards the bridge. The Master contacted the Nigerian Navy and proceeded at full speed towards a security boat. Seeing the security boat, the pirates aborted the attack.
ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2017