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Armed Attack in Red Sea - Update #piracy #marsec #shipping


NYA Piracy Update

Dear sirs,

Please be advised that following the Maritime Security Alert for the Red Sea dated 03 January 2017, the following information has become available:

BI reported that a cargo vessel was attacked by one speedboat carrying several armed POB about 14NM from Mocha, Yemen. The speedboat followed the cargo vessel before opening fire. A fire reportedly broke out on board and the crew was evacuated. The cargo vessel was then towed to Assab, Eritrea.

Details of the above incident are available on MarTrack. We will continue to seek clarification and any further details will be added to MarTrack.

Best regards,

NYA Operations Centre