22.05.2018: 0007 UTC: Posn: 03:46N – 001:30E, Around 140nm South of Lome, Togo.

Seven pirates in a skiff came alongside a drifting product tanker and tried to board via the poop deck. Alert duty crew spotted the pirates and raised the alarm resulting in the pirates aborting the boarding attempt and the skiff moving away. All crew safe. Master reported a suspicious vessel in the vicinity from which the pirates could have approached his vessel.