Suspicious Sighting of Coastal Patrol Craft With Armed Men off Bayelsa, Nigeria
July 18: At approx. 05:00 UTC, a fishing trawler reported that a coastal patrol craft with armed men was seen 7.3 nm off floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) SEA EAGLE in Nigeria (near Bayelsa). The suspicious vessel was reportedly headed towards the Niger Delta.
The sighting comes one day after a threat was issued to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).