Date: 24-Sept-17 Time: 0500 to 0700 UTC
Lat: 32°55.00 North Long: 023°27.00 East
Event: Vessel Attacked
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.