Vessel Attacked (Follow up Report)

 

Date: 22/04/2017

Time: 1442 UTC

Position: Lat.05 39’ N Long.048 57’ E

Nature of Report: Security

Source: UKMTO

This is a follow up report to the same incident below, reported on Saturday 22nd April.

Product tanker reported being chased by a skiff with 6 armed persons on board and fired upon.  Master raised the alarm and sent a distress call, the distress call was picked up by a warship. Skiff broke contact after chasing the vessel for 2 hours. One crew member reported injured.

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Vessel Attacked (1st Report)

Date: 22/04/2017

Time: 2100LT

Position: Lat.05 39’ N Long.048 57’ E

Nature of Report: Security

Source: UKMTO

Vessel attacked, now reported safe.

Further details to follow.

Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

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