Gulf of Guinea, pirate attack

By Piracy

A few ships were attacked in Gulf of Guinea. MT Pluto with Nigerian flag. Information is for 10 armed pirates attacking craft, looted the ship, destroyed their equipement.
The accident confirms expextations of dangerous pirates who use fishing boats and attacking on big distance from the coast.
Incidents over a hundred NM have been recorded in recent weeks, and should be anticipated off Nigeria and Benin in the short term.
A layered defence system will prove highly effective in decreasing the chances of a successful pirate attack; a citadel able to sustain life for up to three days should be assembled as an effective last resort.
Another attacked vessel is MT Zouzou here. Vessel is not responding any longer.