Merchant ship was attacked at 0945 UTC Dec 28 in Gulf of Guinea some 70 nm NW of Sao Tome, while en route to Bonny. According to time and track data, it’s a LNG tanker, LNG LOKOJA. Security company DRYAD GLOBAL also identified attacked ship as LNG LOKOJA.
According to DRYAD data, tanker managed to thwart attack by evasive maneuvering. Tanker later was approached by Nigerian patrol boat DEFENDER 6, and as of 1330 UTC Dec 28, tanker was under way heading for Bonny, escorted by DEFENDER 6. Understood crew is safe.