30 JULY 2017 – Piracy Attack / Kidnap – Off Bonny Fairway Buoy, Nigeria

Konstantinos Christoulakis Maritime Security Advisories / Alerts

On 30th July 2017 during nighttime, time not determined, the cargo OYA 1 has been attacked by unknown sea pirates when sailing around Bonny Fairway Buoy.
It was reported that 5 crew member has been abducted (some Expatriates) during the attack.
On the 13th of July, the UAL Houston was attacked in the same area.
It must be noticed that this area, vicinities of Bonny fairway buoy, seems to be the piracy area for one pirate’s group operating from Bayelsa with the possible/probable use of mother vessel.