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Latest Potential Pirate Attacks and Approaches 18 April 2017

DateTime: 14/04/2017 06:52:00 UTC
Area: Horn of Africa
Status: PIRATE_ATTACK
Lat: 15°55'8 N
Lon: 52°20'7 E
Detail: UPDATE: MV approached by small boat w/ 6-7 armed POB. Vessel came under attack with shots fired at 0652 UTC in position 15:55.8N - 052:20.7E, around 10nm off Yemen coast in GoA. Several attempts to board without success. Boat departed area, no casualties or damage observed. Vessel and crew safe. Reported (UKMTO) 14 Apr.
Source:
UNID: 4827
Action: UPDATE
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO

 

DateTime: 15/04/2017 13:16:00 UTC
Area: Horn of Africa
Status: PIRATE_ATTACK
Lat: 12°43'5 N
Lon: 48°2'0 E
Detail: MV reported under attack by skiff w/ 7 armed POB at 1316 UTC in position 12:43.5N - 048:02E. around 110nm NxW of Bosasso, Somalia, in IRTC, Gulf of Aden. Shots fired towards MV. Skiff eventually turned away and MV now safe in position 12:51.50N - 047:51.5E (towards BAM). Skiff still in the area, last seen 12:41.2N - 048:07.0E. Reported (UKMTO) 15 Apr.
Source:
UNID: 4829
Action: NEW
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO

 

DateTime: 16/04/2017 10:22:00 UTC
Area: Horn of Africa
Status: SUSPECT_ACTIVITY
Lat: 12°49'1 N
Lon: 43°16'0 E
Detail: Three suspicious, blue-hulled skiffs with five POB in each approached a container ship underway at 1022 UTC in position 12:49.1N – 043:16E, Bab el Mandeb, Red Sea. Master raised the alarm, the non-essential crew retreated into the citadel and embarked armed security team showed their weapons. Master informed the coalition warship about the approaching skiffs. When the skiffs were around 1nm from the ship, AST fired a rocket flair resulting in the skiffs aborting the approach. At 1035 UTC, another white-hulled skiff with six POB approached the ship. AST fired another rocket flair towards the skiff resulting in the skiff crossing the ships bow and moving away. At 1050 UTC, another two skiffs were seen approaching the ship. At a distance of 0.7nm from the ship AST showed their weapons resulting in the skiffs aborting and seen heading towards Mayyun. All crew safe. The ship continued her passage. Reported (IMB) 16 Apr.
Source:
UNID: 4830
Action: NEW
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO

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