Gulf of Aden Pirate Attack 15/04/2017

April 15, 2017
Clearwater

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.

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