Piracy Attack 19nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria
January 21, 08:35 UTC: Approximately 15 armed persons in a speedboat approached and fired upon a general cargo ship underway in approx. position 04’05”62N, 005’44”52E, 19nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Crew raised the alarm and non-essential crew took shelter in the citadel. Preventative counter-piracy measures implimented including increasing speed and onboard armed naval guard returning fire. The attacking vessel subsequently aborted their attack and moved away. Crew and cargo vessel reported safe.