According to reports from the IMB, last week saw an armed security guard killed offshore Nigeria. At 2310 UTC on the 13 Dec, heavily armed pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon an offshore support vessel in position 04:16.5N 005:19.8E.
The master instigated anti-piracy measures and the crew withdrew into a citadel. The vessel has an embarked security team onboard and they were able to return fire. After an exchange of fire which lasted around 20 minutes the pirates were forced to withdraw and the vessel was declared safe and continued on its intended passage.
It was after the attack that it was found that one armed security guard was killed and two had sustained injuries.