Attack - 270nm S Lagos

Reporting indicates that a vessel has been attacked 270nm S Lagos.

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Boarding

DTG

24th March 2021, 0221UTC

Position

01°52N 003°17E

Location

270nm S Lagos

Vessel Dimensions

unknown

Vessel Type

Unknown

Source Confidence Level

High

185nm SSW Beyelsa State

Incident Overview

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. 

Attack - 270nm S Lagos

Dryad Analysis

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. 

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 watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org 

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