Posted on January 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria
Date: 4th of January
Location: Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria
Position: 006 17 48.0 N - 003 19 18.0 E
The FSL Singapore was engaged in ship-to-ship (STS) operations with the tanker Kensington at the Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria when the incident occurred.
At approximately 12:25 am, two individuals in a canoe approached and boarded the FSL Singapore. The security patrol personnel on the forward part of the cargo deck sighted the individuals and promptly informed the 2nd officer on watch, who proceeded to sound the general alarm.
Upon hearing the alarm, and seeing the security patrol, the two individuals jumped overboard into the sea and escaped.
The FSL Singapore reported the incident to the Nigerian naval patrol vessel, NNS Bini that arrived at the location shortly after.
There were no reports of any injuries or anything stolen from the vessel.
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