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Flash Report
Saturday 05 September 2020
Waterfall at sunset
Port Harcourt, Nigeria


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Incident Details

Incident Type: Suspicious approach

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 05 September 2020, 0215 LT

Lat/Long: 04:46:04N – 007:00:05

Alert Number: 984

Incident Description

It has been reported that a small boat approached the port quarter of a berthed tanker at Shorelink Jetty, Port Harcourt. The on board Navy guard observed the boat and requested the aldis lamp to be directed at it. The boat moved toward the port side of the tanker where it was noticed that it had a cover so could not identify how many persons were on board. The boat did not move away when lit by the aldis lamp resulting in the Navy guard firing two warning shots. The small boat moved away upon a third warning shot being fired. A stowaway search was carried on the tanker but none were found. Incident reported to Port Authorities.


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