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14.07.2017 - IMB Report - Vessel attacked and boarded off Nigeria
Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert – 128/2017
141715 UTC JUL 2017
To: All Ships transiting in/off Nigeria Waters / Gulf of Guinea
Warning Warning Warning
On 13.07.2017 at 0652 UTC in position 04:08.91N - 006:59.83E, around 16 NM SW of Bonny, Nigeria
A general cargo ship underway has been attacked and boarded by pirates. All crew retreated to the citadel. Nigerian navy boarded the vessel and found all crew safe.
Vessels are advised to exercise caution in the vicinity of the position given in this report and maintain maximum CPA with any vessel acting suspiciously.
Early assessment / detection will allow ships to take evasive measures to prevent boarding and request for assistance.
All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported.