Praesidium Report that On April 20th, around 1825UTC, some 190NM South of Lagos, the Liberia-flagged container vessel ROSA (IMO: 9484534) was approached by one single speedboat. Container vessel increased speed and performed evasive manoeuvres with speedboat CPA 0.5NM. After about 1 hr the perpetrators left the area. Crew is reported to be safe.
The ROSA is owned by Marlow Navigation, Cyprus.
Update 21/04/21: Around 0925 UTC, some 160NM South of Lagos, a military vessel detected a speedboat with 9 pax onboard and piracy paraphernalia. The speedboat was likely involved in the approach and attempted boarding that occurred the day prior against the Liberia-flagged container vessel ROSA (IMO: 9484534). PAG is proceeding towards Nigerian shore, sailing South of Bonga towards Dodo River, following the intervention of the military vessel.
ARX recommend that all vessels have primary hardening measures installed inline with BMP5 and BMP West Africa. The leading solution is the ARX ABaC System Anti Piracy Barriers and the ARX Evictor Water Cannon.