Attack & Boarding in the IRTC

Date: 08/04/2017

Position: Lat. 14 02.9N Long. 051 40.0E

Time: 1310UTC

Nature of Report: Security

Source: UKMTO


At 1310 UTC, UKMTO received a phone call from the Master of vessel which had been ATTACKED and BOARDED in position 1402.9N 05140.0E Co.255 Sp.11.


Vessel’s last known position was Lat.14 02.08’N, Long.051 37.06’E, drifting close to Point ‘B’ in the IRTC. This situation is still unfolding and vessel’s faith is still unclear.


Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

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