Strait of Hormuz: Boarding Attempt 07-May-17

May 7, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 07/05/2017             Time: 1400UTC

Lat: 25°32.00   North       Long: 057°33.00   East

 

Event: Boarding Attempt

 

Strait of Hormuz

A VHF call was sent out from master of a Merchant vessel asking for military assistance as they came under pirate attack. 3 x skiff fast approaching Starboard Bow LADDERS SIGHTED 0.5nm, Mother ship approaching from Astern. No further information is available at this time however OPS Global Risk Management will send an update once more information is available.

 

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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