NIGERIA // LNG SOKOTO piracy attack 145NM SW of Bonny – 14/01/2021
EVENT DESCRIPTION // On January 14th, at 0100 UTC, some 145 NM SW of Bonny, the Bermuda-flagged tanker LNG SOKOTO (IMO: 9216303) reported being approached by a small craft with CPA 100m. The Captain sounded the alarm, switched off navigation lights and increased speed. The small craft subsequently aborted the approach and left the area. Vessel and crew are reported safe.
The LNG SOKOTO is owned by Nigeria LNG, Nigeria.