Posted on November 16, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 10th to November 16th 


Weekly Piracy Security Report – November 10th to November 16th.



1st Incident

Category: Attack

Date: 11th of November

Location: Gulf of Guinea -10 nm off of the mouth of River Niger

Position: 05°08’N – 005°20’E


A vessel was attacked by 8 armed men in black/dark clothes with covered faces. The men were aboard a small blue-coloured boat.

The crew of the vessel managed to successfully fend off the attack and both the vessel and the crew are considered safe.




2nd Incident


Category: Pirate Approach – Late Report

Date: 2nd of November

Location: Horn of Africa – Gulf of Aden

Position: 13°27’75 N - 50°12’24 E


The duty officer aboard a Singapore-flagged carrier noticed a suspicious mother boat with an unknown number of people on board, and two skiffs with two men aboard each skiff.

Duty officer informed the master, who activated security measures by activating the deck water spray, broadcasted the security situation through an emergency radio signal and stationed three guards at the bridge.

He commenced the lock down procedure and informed the company’s CSO and operator of the situation.

Following tanker manoeuvres and due to the increased speed, the mother board and its two skiffs stopped chasing the tanker.




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