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UKMTO Advisory - Attack on Merchant Vessel - 1 small boat with 5-6 POB, shots fired #piracy #marsec



2. Description: Reported to UKMTO via email at 1236UTC on 28 September 2017 that a report on VHF CH16 had been heard from a MT stating she was under attack in posn:1557N 05229E. Report has been received from 2 separate sources.

UPDATE: MT attacked by 1 small boat with 5-6 POB, shots fired. UKMTO has spoken to MT and she confirmed VESSEL AND CREW ARE SAFE and proceeding to next port.

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area.

3. Source: Email

4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.

THIS ADVISORY is not Classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UKMTO. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. UKMTO is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.

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ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2017

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