LNG tanker LA MANCHA KNUTSEN attacked, Gulf of Guinea

March 11, 2017 at 05:00 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

LNG tanker LA MANCHA KNUTSEN was attacked by pirates at around 0615 UTC Mar 10 in Gulf of Guinea, Bight of Bonny, in position 03 03N 006 57E, some 90 nm south of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. a boat with armed people approached tanker under way and fired upon her, in an attempt to stop and board the vessel. Vessel activated security alert system, increased speed and began maneuvering. Pirates aborted attack and sailed away. No injures, no damages reported. Tanker doesn’t have armed security team on board. After attack tanker sailed to Bonny and later that day was berthed at Bonny.

LNG tanker LA MANCHA KNUTSEN attacked, Gulf of Guinea