Attempted Boarding Off Coast of SW Bayelsa State, Nigeria

May 03: At approx. 20:50 LT last Friday, an oil products tanker was approached by an unknown number of pirates aboard one speed boat while transiting offshore Bayelsa State (approx. 72nm from shore).

Pirates fired shots at the vessel (exact type and number of weapons unreported), but aborted the boarding attempt after the tanker executed evasive measures (exact measures employed unreported.)
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