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Flash Report
Thursday 21 May 2020
3nm southeast of Opobo River, Rivers State, Nigeria
Incident Details

Incident Type: Pirate Attack

Location: 3nm southeast of Opobo River, Rivers State

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 20 May 2020, 1640 LT

Lat/Long: 04° 25.00N – 007° 37.00E

Alert Number: 948

Incident Description

It has been reported that a tanker was attacked 3nm Southeast of the mouth of the Opobo River, Rivers State. A number of pirates boarded the tanker and kidnapped three crew members. The tanker continued under local pilot to Uta-Ewa in Akwa Ibom. The Nigerian Authorities were informed and a Naval vessel was dispatched to provide support.


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