Posted on May 08, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Attempted boarding- PORT HARCOURT. At 1000UTC this morning pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel with 6 people on board. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution.

ADVISORY 001/MAY/2018anti-piracy

  1. Description: At 1000Z on the 08th May 2018, an MV in PSN 03°00N –

006°14E (South of Port Harcourt) was approached by a skiff with 6 POB, who attempted to board vessel, but were unsuccessful. 


Vessels within the area are to exercise caution.

  1. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via email.         


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