OML 59 Aunty Julie Oil Platform Attacked Near Akassa, Nigeria
August 22: Approx. 7nm off Akassa Nigeria, the AUNTY JULIE oil platform (OML 59) was reportedly attacked by four speed boats carrying an unknown number of armed men and ladders. An exchange of gunfire was reported between the assailants and the military personnel on board the platform. The pirates fled, and no damage nor casualties were reported.