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UKMTO Warning - Vessel Attacked #marsec #piracy


WARNING 001/JUN/2017

A Merchant vessel was attacked in position 2332N 06026E on 01 JUNE 17 at 0430Z.


Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

UKMTO Watchkeeper

IMB ICC Update:

Six persons armed with guns in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway. Alarm raised, non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. Speed increased, evasive manoeuvres conducted and onboard armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the skiffs moving away. A mother vessel was seen in the vicinity. Vessel is safe

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