According to AIS data, the vessel was en route to the port of Lagos, sailing at a speed of 13.1 knots before the attack.
This the 7th offshore incident this year and the third recorded offshore boarding. Total incidents throughout West Africa in 2020 have shown a partial increase of 12% on those of 2019.
Incidents involving failed approaches showed a significant increase within 2020 with 25 such incidents recorded against 10 in 2019.
Source: Ships and Ports