Date: 15/04/2017 Time: 1316UTC
Lat: 12°43.50 North Long: 048°02.00 East
Event: Pirate Attack
Gulf of Aden
It has been reported that a vessel has been attacked close to Point Alpha of the East bound IRTC. The UKMTO has received a confirmed report that the vessel was attacked by a one skiff with seven armed pirates on board who opened fire at the vessel. The attack was aborted and the skiff was last sighted at position 12°41.20 North 048°07.00 East. The vessel has been reported as 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.