Somalia It has been reported that a fishing Dhow has been hijacked in the vicinity of Eyl. The exact position and time of this incident is currently unknown, it has been confirmed that the crew of the Dhow were immediately disembarked from the vessel prior to the pirates heading to the open sea. The nature of this incident is unique to this area and concerns have been raised, due to this Dhow now having the potential for being utilised as a Mothership within the Somalian waters.
Vessels within a 100 nautical mile radius should increase their anti-piracy deterrents in line with Best Management Practices 4.
This should include increased twenty four hour anti-piracy watch keeping and radar monitoring. Vessel hardening should be checked and where appropriate bolstered.