IMB ICC - 043-19
2020 UTC: Posn: 04:28.1N – 007:10.1E,
Bonny River Inner Anchorage, Nigeria.
Four persons in a speed boat armed with automatic weapons approached an anchored product tanker. Two persons managed to board the tanker and open fire towards the accommodation. The onboard Nigerian naval guards returned fire resulting in the persons retreating into their boat and escaping.
Alarm raised, PA announcement made and crew mustered in the citadel. Bonny Signal Station and Nigerian Navy notified. One guard was injured during the shooting and was given first aid by the crew.
Two security boats responded and approached the tanker. The injured guard was transferred to a security boat and taken ashore for medical assistance. Remaining crew reported safe
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