WARNING-WARNING-WARNING (Update 001)
At 1310 UTC, UKMTO received a phone call from the Master of vessel which had been ATTACKED and BOARDED in position 1402.9N 05140.0E Co.255 Sp.11.
Vessel currently in position 1402.08N 05137.06E Drifting, close to Point 'B' in the IRTC. Situation is ongoing. Further details will follow when known.
Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution. UKMTO
Email: UKMTO@eim.ae Emergency
Tel: +971 5055 23215
Press reports state a security source working at the Puntland Marine Police Force said the vessel was the Tuvalu-flagged OS35 a 21,000 Tonne Bulk carrier, (previously TS Comet image below).
AIS shows the vessel stopped in the water and then drifting after the warning was issued.
AIS Date and Image Marine Traffic