UKMTO Update - Attempted Hijack Thwarted- Crew Retreated to Citadel - Vessel Now Safe #piracy #marse
ADVISORY NOTICE 003/APR/2017
1. Category: ATTACK – BOARDING
On 08 April at 1310 UTC in position 1402.09N 05140.00E, an MV was approached by a skiff with pirates which boarded the vessel, the Master and crew stopped the engines and located to the Citadel. The MV was left drifting.
On 09 April at 0432 UTC in position 14-02.5N 051-37.9E, the vessel is now back under control of the Company and Master. The MV is underway to next Port of Call and under Escort.
Image INS Mumbai responding (Indian Navy)
Reports suggest that Indian and Chinese Navy responded to the alert, the vessel was boarded at dawn on the 9th but he pirates had fled during the night.