During the period of 3 to 9 Apr 18, an attempted incident of piracy was reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The location of the incident is shown in the map below; and detailed description tabulated in attachment.
Swiss Prestige Catamaran
6/4/18 0230 hrs 17°15.7' N, 111°16.3' E
While sailing, a small ship Hong Lrut with two perpetrators onboard approached the catarman at high speed (approximately 15 knots) within 200 nm and turned parallel to Swiss Prestige. The catarman sounded “mayday” via VHF Channel 16 and increased her speed to 8 knots. The suspected ship moved away from the catamaran but continued on parallel course.
A cruise liner Diamond Princess responded to the mayday call and moved to the location. Swiss Prestige communicated with Diamond Princess that Falmouth MRCC had been informed. The suspected ship began to move away and depart from the area shortly. Swiss Prestige cancelled its mayday call and moved towards Johor, Malaysia
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