Failed Pirate Attack off Nigeria, Again!


A crude oil tanker was targeted by a group of Armed pirates and reports say that they attempted boarding it near Nigerian coast.


The Crude carrying large motor tanker, with a high freeboard in ballast, was approached by a small craft at speed which laid alongside the Starboard quarter in an attempt to board.  The vessel was in  ballast and was drifting at the time of the armed approach.  Reports say that the vessel immediately started the engines and took evasive manoeuvres causing the attempted boarding to be broken off.

A patrol vessel from the Nigerian navy is said to have responded to the call, but the small craft had already taken off in a south-easterly direction.  Reports say that the tanker is currently under the protection of security vessels from an adjacent oil field.

Source: Asket


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