EAF Security Alert 002 - Vessel Attacked and Fired Upon in Somali Basin

February 23, 2018
Michael Cleary

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.

 

Source: Clearwater

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