Update on WAF Pirate Attack on 19th

The IMB has clarified the attack on a tanker off Pennigton Oil Terminal, Nigeria yesterday.

The report states that six pirates in a small boat approached a tanker under way and tried to hook on a boarding ladder. Alarm raised and vessel immediately started taking evasive manoeuvres. The pirates tried to hook on the ladder several times at different positions along the port and starboard quarters. The on board armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the pirates aborting the attempt and moving away.

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Image courtesy of OCEANUSLive.org.

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