Date: 09-Feb-18 Time: 1345 UTC
Lat: 04°06.00 North Long: 008°51.00 East
Event: Pirate Attack
It has been reported that a fishing boat was attacked approximately 8nm West of Debundsha. Armed persons aboard one blue/green coloured speed boat attacked the fishing vessel and were able to kidnap three crew members before fleeing in a Westerly direction. The Battalion d'Intervention Rapide were informed and dispatched several patrol vessels to search the area, however they were unable to locate the speed boat.
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.