Vessel Name: FWN Rapide
IMO number: 9320520.
GRT: 7767 NRT: 3856.
Departed Takoradi on 19th and ETA Bonny fairway buoy is 1000hrs of 21st April 2018.
It was reported that a vessels missed RV with her escort boat and lost communication, prompting the local Agent to contact the Nigeria Navy.
As at 2120hrs 21 Apr 18, the missing vessel was observed to be at anchor at Lat 03 41′ 39”N Long 006 54′ 37”E 40.3nm SW BONNY FWB by the NN and relay to one of her patrol vessel to RV and report.
As at 22nd April 2018, the NN is alongside the vessel and confirmed that there was one crew onboard with 13 crew confirmed missing.
Coordination is on the way to Navigate the vessel to safety while the search for the 13-missing crew is lunched.
MASPAN will continue to monitor the situation and report accordingly.