Pirates strike again, Gulf of Guinea UPDATE
UPDATE: Turkish tanker was attacked at around 2100 UTC Jan 16, some 50 nm SSW of Bonny. Nigerian Navy armed personnel thwarted attack by opening gunfire, pirates fled. Tanker continued voyage from Lagos to Calabar, Nigeria, anchored at Calabar outer anchorage early in the morning Jan 17.
Commercial ship was attacked in Gulf of Guinea SW of Bonny late Jan 16. Assumedly it’s a tanker operated by Greek company, but it’s an assumption based on available scarce information, and calculations. There are some indications, that the ship was hampered as a result of attack. Awaiting additional information.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a AMBER risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 43% (28-OCT-19), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.