Armed pirates attacked and boarded a general cargo at Brass of Nigeria
Boarded // Type of Vessel: General Cargo
Posn : 02:14.5N – 005:03.7E: around 142 NM SW of Brass, Nigeria.
Seven heavily armed pirates attacked and boarded a general cargo ship underway. The crew retreated into the citadel and contacted the owners and IMB PRC. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre immediately started liaising with the Nigerian Authorities and requested for assistance. Two Nigerian Naval vessels responded. By the time the naval vessels arrived near the ship, the pirates had disembarked. The crew emerged from the citadel and the Naval vessels remained alongside the ship until daylight to ensure safety and security.