Pirate Attack! Armed Pirates Open Fire and Board Product Tanker


According to a report published by ICC-CCS, a group of pirates armed weapons opened fire and boarded a product tanker.

What happened?

The incident occurred near Bonny River Inner Anchorage, Nigeria. Four persons in a speed boat armed with automatic weapons approached an anchored product tanker. Two persons managed to board the tanker and open fire towards the accommodation.

Pirates escape

The onboard Nigerian naval guards returned fire resulting in the persons retreating into their boat and escaping. Alarm raised, PA announcement made and crew mustered in the citadel. Bonny Signal Station and Nigerian Navy notified.

Guard injured

One guard was injured during the shooting and was given first aid by the crew. Two security boats responded and approached the tanker. The injured guard was transferred to a security boat and taken ashore for medical assistance. The remaining crew members were reported to be safe.

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Source: ICC-CCS


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