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Flash Report
Monday 16 November 2020
Waterfall at sunset
44nm South of Brass, Nigeria


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Incident Details

Incident Type: Pirate Attack

Location: 44nm South of Brass

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 16 Nov 2020, 0400 UTC

Lat/Long: 03:32:07N - 006:09:04E

Alert Number: 1033

Incident Description

It has been reported that a cargo vessel was attacked whilst underway 44nm South of Brass, Nigeria. Up to eight armed pirates were able to board the vessel and have kidnapped five crew members, all of Ghanaian nationality. Reports state that the pirates destroyed navigation and communication equipment before departing the vessel, which is currently drifting with two remaining crew members onboard.


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