nine pirates in a speed boat on November 6, around 30 nautical miles southwest
of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center informed.
citadel, and activated the sip security alert system.
times but due to the increased speed and evasive manoeuvres, the pirates were
unsuccessful and later aborted the attack,” IMB said.
of Guinea by the independent security brokerage Asket.
11, around 10 nautical miles off the mouth of the river Niger, a vessel was
attacked by eight armed men with covered faces. The motor vessel was approached
by a small blue-colored boat, however, the hijacking seems to have been
said citing data from a phone call.
extreme caution when transiting the area.
for crew kidnappings. At the end of October, four crew members of an
unnamed Singapore-flagged tug/supply vessel were kidnappedsome 60
nautical miles south of the Republic of Congo, West Africa, Asian piracy
watchdog ReCAAP informed.
boarded the anchored ship, assaulted the crew and damaged the ship’s radio
equipment, before abducting the vessel’s master, chief engineer, chief officer
and a member of the deck crew.
Panama-flagged tanker, previously hijacked by pirates, and reportedly
proceeding to Nigeria, ReCAAP said.