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UKMTO - UKMTO Warning - Vessel Attacked by Skiffs - Shots fired - #marsec #piracy


1. Category: ATTACK

2. Description: A Merchant Vessel was attacked in position: 004900N 0505300E at 1234Z on the 16 OCT 2018. Shots fired at MV, on board AST returned fire. Skiff is no longer visual and Master confirms vessel is SAFE. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise caution.

3. Source: Reported to UKMTO via 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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