Posted on August 20, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired upon a vessel transiting off Bonny, Nigeria.
Date: 14th of August
Location: Bonny, Nigeria - Gulf of Guinea
Position: 04:09.6N – 008:22.5E
An LPG tanker was attacked during the morning hours of August the 14th while transiting in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident occurred at approximately 10:50 UTC, near Bonny, Nigeria. A boat approached the tanker and started firing on the vessel. The ship raised the alarm and the crew proceeded to muster in the Citadel.
The Master started evasive manoeuvres and the pirates were forced to abandon their attack.
Vessel & crew are considered safe
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