Pirates Attack Vessels In Bonny Island, Abijan
Pirates have attacked two vessels in Bonny Island of Rivers State and South off Abidjan in Ivory Coast both within the Gulf of Guinea, last week.
A company security officer alerted that one of his vessels has been attacked and boarded by close to 10 pirates in the position, 03.36 N & 005 37 E, 112 NM South West of Bonny River.
All crew have entered the safe room on-board, and the owner is in direct contact with the crew at the moment.
In a related development, another vessel was attacked and boarded by 6 armed pirates in approximate position of 04.00 N & 004 00 W, 76 NM South off Abidjan.
Reports have it that 5 of the crew members are in the hands of the pirates and the rest of the crew are in the safe room on-board, while the owner of the vessel has lost contact with the vessel.
Furthermore, all vessels within the vicinity of this alert have been advised to operate with a heightened level of security and should not hesitate to report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities.
Confirming this, the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre in the Gulf of Guinea gave this report.