07.04.2018: 0430 UTC: Posn: 03:44 N – 006:37E, Around 41nm SSE of Brass, Nigeria.

Four pirates in a speed boat armed with guns chased and boarded a bulk carrier underway. Alarm raised and all crew mustered in the citadel. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre liaised with the Nigerian Navy and the Owners. The Navy sent a patrol boat to the location. The pirates fired upon and damaged the ship’s equipment and accommodation and before escaping, stole ship’s cash and properties. Naval personnel boarded the ship, rescued the crew and escorted the ship to a safe port.