Posted on March 11, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.
Date: 8th of March
Location: Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria
Position: 03°14N / 006°27E
A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place at approximately 15:02 pm local time, in the afternoon of March 8th, some 20 nautical miles south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.
2 Skiffs with 4 POB approached a tanker. One of the two skiffs approached to within 2 cables length. The merchant vessel proceeded to carry out evasive maneuvres and the skiffs moved away.
Vessel and crew are considered safe.
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