Posted on October 26, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria. 


Advisory 003/OCT/2018   


  1. Category: ATTACK



  1. Description: Time Late Report received that a MV was attacked by an unknown number of speed boats and pirates at approx..2030 UTC, Thursday the 25th October 2018. The exact position of the attack is unknown, nevertheless it can be estimated at the following point position 04°21’42N – 007°42’56E.



  1. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG from industry.



  1. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information.



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