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IMO - Pirates Chased Vessel & Attempted to Board #piracy #marsec @IMB_Piracy @IMOHQ #ukmto #ship


IMO GISIS

Type of ship:Tanker

Date:2017-10-19

Time:01:50 LT

Coastal State:India

Area:Arabian Sea

Latitude:20° 13.90' N Longitude:66° 55.10' E

180 nm Southwest of Porbander LT

While sailing, an unknown number of pirates on board four skiffs chased after the ship and attempted to board, but failed.

The Master raised the distress alert via VHF Channel 16 and warned all ships in the vicinity.

He then triggered the horn to chase away the suspicious craft, increased the speed of the ship and informed the UKMTO, alerted the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and continued the voyage.

ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2017


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