Attempted Theft Aboard Tanker at Lagos Anchorage
January 25, 00:50 UTC: Duty crew onboard tanker at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria (06:16.91N – 003:19.53E) noticed an unauthorised person near the forecastle while they were carrying out STS operations. Crew sounded the alarm resulting in the unauthorized person jumping overboard and escaping with an unspecified number of accomplices in a wooden boat. A naval patrol boat arrived at the location, searched the waters around the tanker and remained close to the tanker until daybreak. Nothing reported stolen. Crew and vessel safe.
A notably similar incident occurred on January 17.