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UKMTO _ Vessel Attacked #piracy #marsec



Vessel under attack in position 05 39N 048 57E

IMB 053-17

22.04.2017: 1442 UTC: Posn: 05:42N - 048:53E, Around 5.7nm East of Somali Coast, Somalia. Six armed persons in a skiff chased and fired upon a tanker underway. Master raised the alarm and sent distress message, to which a warship responded. The skiff chased the tanker for nearly two hours and then moved away due to the continuous evasive manoeuvres. One crew reported injured.

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