Boarding Lagos Port

By Dryad Global October 9, 2020

Reporting Indicates that two boats approached the BASAT and two armed individuals boarded the vessel at the bow. 

 

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Incident

Vessel Boarding

DTG

9 Oct 2020 0245 UTC

Position

06 26 41 N 003 22 48E

Location

Lagos Port

Vessel Dimensions

132m x 19m

Vessel Type/Cargo

Tanker

Source Confidence Level

High

lAGOS 9 oct 20
BASAT

Incident Overview

Reporting Indicates that two boats approached the BASAT and two armed individuals boarded the vessel at the bow. 

The individuals were spotted by the watch leaders and the alarm was sounded.  At time of reporting a full search was yet to be conducted.

 

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Dryad Analysis

In the last 12 months there have been 8 incidents in Lagos port vicinity.  Within the port there has been one attempted and one other successful boarding and within the anchorages there have been 4 boarding, one shots fired and 1 attempted boarding.

 

This lies in contrast to the equivalent periods in previous years: 

12 months (18/19) - total of 16 incidents.  

12 months (17/18) - total of 32 incidents

 

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