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Assessing piracy situation off Nigeria

1.Very recent kidnap incident

It was reported that a bulk carrier, dwt57000, was attacked by pirates attacked by pirates in Bight of Biafra, Nigeria, at around 0900 UTC on 14 Dec 2017, in vicinity 03 47N 006 19E, 38 nm south of Brass. The bulk carrier was under pirates control for about an hour, they kidnapped 10 crew and fled. The report also said those remaining on board weren’t injured during an attack.

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