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Incident Type: Suspicious approach
Location: 40nm south of Brass, Nigeria
Incident Date: 08 Jan 2021, 1445 UTC
Lat/Long: 03° 38.00 N – 006° 17.00 E
Alert Number: 1088
It has been reported that a bulk carrier underway approximately 40nm south of Brass, Nigeria was approached by one skiff with eight persons on board. The skiff approached to within 0.3nm of the vessel resulting in the Master carrying out evasive manoeuvres, increasing speed and the crew mustering in the citadel. Due to the Master's actions and the vessels 11m freeboard, the skiff aborted the approach. Crew are reported as safe.
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