Date: 22-Feb-18 Time: 2112 UTC
Lat: 03°26.00 North Long: 050°27.00 East
Event: Pirate Attack
Somalia, Indian Ocean
It has been reported that a vessel is under attack.
UPDATE: Further information has been received stating that the vessel was attacked by three skiffs and shots were fired. Fire was returned by the onboard security team resulting in the skiffs moving away. The Master has confirmed that the vessel is safe.
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.