Reporting indicates that around 0221hrs UTC, a vessel came under attack approximately 270nm South of Lagos.
The vessel is reportedly currently under escort and vessel and crew are reported to be safe.
The incident is reported to be concluded. Analysis of AIS data indicates that the vessel may have had AIS switched off at the time of the attack.
This incident follows reports of two sightings of vessels suspected of involvement in piracy on the 21st April. One vessel was tracked into Nigerian TTW 9nm East of the SEA EAGLE Terminal. In addition to an attack on the Containership CONTSHIP NEW on 23rd April approximately 84nm SE of this latest incident.
This is the 4th incident in the past 5 months to occur just outside of the edge of the Nigerian EEZ.
All vessels are advised to avoid the area and exercise maximum vigilance and report any suspicious activity to email@example.com
ARX Recommend following best management practice and installing Anti-Piracy Barriers and Water Cannons to prevent boardings taking place. To find out more about the ARX ABaC System the the Evictor Water Cannon visit the product pages.