Namely, as a tanker was anchored at Bonny Outer Anchorage, Nigeria, pirates boarded the ship.

After that, they kidnapped six of the crew members and escaped.

According to IMB, the rest of the crew are reported to be safe, while the Nigerian navy was notified and investigations are ongoing.


In a similar recent incident, four persons in a speed boat armed with automatic weapons approached and boarded an anchored product tanker, on April 15, at Bonny River Inner Anchorage, Nigeria.

Namely, two persons managed to board the tanker and open fire towards the accommodation. The on board Nigerian naval guards returned the fire, leading the persons to retreat into their boat and escaping. One guard was injured during the shooting and was given first aid by the crew.