On 27 May a Mongolian Fishing Vessel Carrying S. Koreans Appears Hijacked in Somali Waters

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On 27 May a Mongolian fishing vessel carrying South Korean and foreign crew was apparently hijacked in waters off the Somali coast.  A South Korean military official said Saturday that South Korea’s antipiracy naval contingent, the Cheonghae Unit, was ordered to the site after the Seohyeon 389 went out of contact. The 234-ton Mongolian-flagged fishing vessel was traveling from Indonesia to …

25 May 15 – possible active PAG – NE somalia coast

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MSCHOA has received information that a Dhow is intending to conduct piracy Mothership operations in an area radiating 100-150nm from position 1157N 05035E.  The Iranian style fishing dhow has a brown wooden superstructure, with a white and blue wheelhouse.  Vessels are to keep clear of this position, exercise extreme caution and report any suspect or actual piracy activity to UKMTO. …

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel: Somali official

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Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the mayor of a Somali town said, part of an upsurge in attacks following years of relative calm. Crews have let security procedures slip in recent years and travel far closer to pirate-infested shores than authorities recommend, shipping sources say. …

17 May 17 – Piracy attack, 6 seamen abduction – 32NM southwest off Bonny island in Nigeria

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Six seamen were kidnapped after general cargo ship was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on 32 nautical miles southwest off Bonny island in Nigeria, reported International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The vessel was underway, when was approached by fast boat with armed men on board, who succeeded to board her and to take control. The pirates robbed the cabins …

15 Apr 17 – attack – IRTC

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On 15 Apr 17 an MV was attacked in psn 12-43.5N 048-02E by a Skiff with 7 POB. Shots were fired at MV. Incident lasted for 45 minutes, MV AST returned fire and skiff turned away. MV and Crew are safe. No casualties or damage observed. Source: UKMTO

14 Apr – Attack – Off Ghaydah Yemen

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On 14 apr 17 an MV was approached in psn 15-55.8N 052-20.7E by a small boat with 6-7 armed POB and attempted to board MV several times with no success. Shots were fired towards MV and then small boat departed area, no casualties or damage was observed. Vessel and crew are now safe. Source:UKMTO

8 Apr 17 – piracy attack – point B IRTC

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Hijacked – UKMTO-IO #12 Date: 8th April 2017 Location: Lat 14.03583333, Long 51.66666667 Ref Warning 001/Apr2017. At 1310 UKMTO received a report from a vessel under ATTACK and possibly BOARDED in position 1402.9N 05140.0E Co.255 Sp.11 close to Point ‘B’ in the IRTC. Further details will follow, UKMTO are Investigating. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution. …