As of the 25th of October, one incident has been reported 86nm SW Agbami Terminal with one vessel understood to have been boarded. In addition, MDAT GOG have issued an alert for an increased risk of piracy in a region offshore from São Tomé and Príncipe. It is recommended that all vessels transiting the area exercise extreme caution and increase security procedures.

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 25th October. 

In Nigeria, the Bayelsa state government imposed a dusk-dawn curfew on waterways in order to curtail sea piracy, kidnapping and other criminal activities. This is an addition to the ban on the use of 200 horsepower speed boats typically used in riverine and maritime crime. In addition, this week Nigerian officials claimed the new leader of the Islamic state in West African Province was “taken out” by troops earlier this week.