Mediterranean Sea: Vessel Attacked by Suspected Militants

September 25, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 24-Sept-17                              Time: 0500 to 0700 UTC

Lat: 32°55.00   North                        Long: 023°27.00   East    

 

Event: Vessel Attacked

 

Libya    

It has been reported that between the hours of 0500 – 0700 UTC, a bulk carrier was attacked whilst underway 42nm East-northeast off Derna, Libya. A speedboat approached and opened fire on the vessel using guns and rockets. The vessel has reported as being safe and has continued her passage to Alexandria.

 

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/IMB

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