Crew attacked on an offshore supply vessel, Offshore Escravos, Nigeria
Issued: 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
27 Oct 2022 - 19:58 CW Alert 011- (Oct 22) West Africa Attack TBC CLOSED SOURCE
It has been reported that an offshore supply vessel was boarded whilst operating approximately 12nm west of Escravos, Nigeria. Once on board the vessel the attackers, armed with machetes, injured the Captain and up to two further crew members before disembarking and leaving the scene. There were no kidnappings or items stolen during this incident. UPDATE: Further information has been received confirming that the perpetrators did steal valuables from the vessel, and also forced the crew to transfer money totalling approximately 3200 USD to an account using their phones. The perpetrators then made their escape when a security vessel approached to assist the offshore supply vessel. The Captain and two injured crew members have been transferred to hospital and are in a critical condition.
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