Special Threat Advisory (STA)

 

January 04, 2015 4:40PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Activity

Description: On 04 JAN 2015 at 0601UTC in position 12 33.2N 043 25.6E. Master reported approached by 2 skiff on stbd bow to 1.2nm distant and 3 on prt side. Skiffs approached at high speed. Ship’s whistle and alarm sounded. Embarked AST showed weapons skiffs continued to approach. Skiffs continued to approach AST showed their weapons again, AST fired warning shots. Skiffs stopped their approach on MV at 1nm distant. 4-5 POB in skiffs wearing yellow coloured clothing. No ladders and no weapons seen. One skiff seen 1.5nm ahead of vessel AST showed weapons again skiff moved away to stbd. MV alerted Djibouti and ships in the area on VHF of this approach. MV is safe.

Source: Reported by UKMTO by email from vessel received on 04 JAN 2015 at 0719UTC.”

 

January 03, 2015 6:46PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 03 JAN 2015 at 0840 UTC in position 12 57.7N 043 09.2E. Master reported being approached by 3 blue and white hull skiffs at 25kts on MVs port quater closing to 5 cables. Each skiff had 5/6 POB wearing yellow rain suits. AST showed weapons skiffs stopped their approach and fell behind. No weapons and no ladders seen. MV is safe.

Source: Reported by UKMTO by email from vessel received on 03 JAN 2015 at 0854UTC.”

 

January 02, 2015 11:04PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 02 JAN 2015 at 0450 UTC in position 2337N 05910E. Master reported being approached by 2 white skiffs. 5 POB in one skiff and 3 POB in the second skiff. No weapons and no ladders seen. Skiff closed on vessel at 22kts from port side to within 5 cables. Vessel conducted manoevering and skiffs stopped their approached.

Source: Reported by UKMTO by email from vessel received on 02 JAN 2015 at 1355UTC.”

 

January 01, 2015 9:29PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 01 JAN 2015 at 0936 UTC in position 12 06.7N 045 07.3E. Master reported being approached by 1 grey hulled and white decked skiff with 2 outboard engines. 5 POB in skiff all standing. No weapons and no ladders seen. Skiff closed on vessel at 20 kts from port bow to 0.5nm distance and maintained a parellel course for 30 mins. Vessel increased speed activated alarm and fire hoses and altered course to increase distance from skiffs. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported by UKMTO by email from vessel received on 01 JAN 2015 at 1015UTC.”

 

December 31, 2014 9:17PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 31 DEC 14 at 0525UTC, a vessel reported being approached by a white skiff in position 2039N 05940E. The skiff approached to within 1.0 NM. The security team fired flare towards the skiff and it turned away but stayed approximately 2.0 NM from the ship for 40 minutes. The skiff then moved away. No weapons or ladders were sighted. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident received from vessel on 31 DEC 14 by email.”

 

December 30, 2014 11:29PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 30 DEC 14 in position 1506N 04200E at 1600LT. A vessel reported being approached 2 skiffs. Skiffs came to 1.5 cables, ladders and AK style weapons sighted. AST fired warning shots and skiffs stopped. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident received from vessel on 30 DEC 14 by email and telephone.”

 

December 29, 2014 7:50PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 29 DEC at 1040UTC in POSN 1347N 05052E. Master reports being approached by a brown skiff to within 15-20 meters, at the rear of the vessel, travelling 6-8 knots. Skiffs followed the vessel for about half hour. AST fired 20 warning shots. Skiff ceased their approach. Unknown POB. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident received from vessel on 29 DEC 14 by phone.”

 

December 23, 2014 5:13PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Incident Report

Description: On 23 DEC 0506UTC POSN 2222N 06046E. Master reports 2 crafts approaching his vessel at speeds of 24Knts. At 2nm the two vessels seperated to either side of the flanks. Master sounded the horn and VPT was stood to. The two crafts passed ahead of the vessel and then stopped in the water so that vessel would pass between them. Master altered course to keep the two craft on the Starboard side and maintain a CPA of 2nm. Craft then deviated away from the vessel and increased to 4nm. No information on craft, no weapons/tripwires sighted. Craft now clear and vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident received from vessel on 230808ZDEC14 by email.”

 

December 21, 2014 5:31PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 20 DEC at 1100UTC in POSN 1256N 04313E and 1237N 04322E. Master reports being approached by 2 groups of white/blue/brown skiffs to within 0.5nm at high speeds. 1st group of 7 skiffs slowly approached to 0.5nm from both sides of the vessel, 2nd group of skiff approached at high speeds to within 0.5nm. AST showed weapons, ships horn sounded and skiffs ceased their approach. 5-6 POB each skiff, 2 outboard engines sighted on some skiffs. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident received from vessel on 21 DEC 14 by email.”

 

December 18, 2014 6:40PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 18 DEC at 0730 UTC in position 12 22.5N 043 58.0E. Master reported being approached by one skiff with 6 POB which closed to 0.5nm off vessel’s port bow. On board AST showed weapons and skiff moved away. MV alerted other vessel’s in the vicinity on VHF CH 16. MV is safe.

Source: Reported to UKMTO by email from vessel received on 18 Dec at 1002UTC.”

 

December 16, 2014 10:47PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 16 DEC at 1232 UTC in POSN 1231N 04335E. Master reports being approached by 2 groups of skiffs to wihtin 5 cables speeds up to 22kts. 1st group of 4 yellow/blue hulled skiffs closed to 5 cables, AST showed weapons and skiffs turned away. 2nd group of 3 white/grey hulled skiffs closed to 8 cables, AST showed weapons and skiffs turned away. Skiffs had 6-8 POB. Ladders sighted on 1 skiffs. Vsl safe.

Source: Reported incident received from Vessel on 16 DEC 14 by email.”

 

December 15, 2014 6:28PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 15 DEC 0655UTC POSN 1233N 04354E. Master reports being approached by 1 blue skiff to within 0.6NM on stbd quarter at high speeds. AST showed weapons and skiffs stopped dead in the water and moved astern of the vsl and stopped their engine. AST showed weapons again and skiffs made full speed ahead northbound of Vsl. Skiff had yellow tarpaulin, 3 POB, weapons sighted. Vsl safe.

Source: Reported incident received from Vessel on 15 DEC 14 by email.”

 

December 12, 2014 11:11PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 12 DEC 0730UTC POSN 1610N 04057E. Master reports being approached by 2 Dhows and 2 skiffs. 1 Dhow came within 3 cables, port side, carrying 8-10 POB. 2nd Dhow was seen towing 2 skiffs that came within 4-5NM, starboard side. No tripwires sighted. AST showed weapons. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident received from Vessel on 12 DEC 14 by email.”

 

December 5, 2014 12:54AM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: On 04 Dec 14 at 1330 UTC in position 12 22 42N. 046 42.08E Master reported a brown Dhow towing three blue hulled skiffs at 1.2nm distance on MVs port side on a parallel course. The Dhow and three skiffs stayed on this parallel course for 30 mins. MV altered course and alerted other vessels on CH16 of this Dhow and skiffs. No weapons or ladders seen in Dhow and skiffs. The number of POB on these crafts could not be seen. MV is safe.

Source: Reported incident to UKMTO by email from vessel  at 1506 UTC.”

 

November 29, 2014 10:26PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Report

Description: At 1150 an MV reports seeing a vessel towing 3 skiffs in position 1336N 05027E. Vessel came to within 1.9NM. No trip wires sighted. 4 people seen on deck. MV is safe.

Source: Reported incident reported from vessel via email at 291344ZNOV14.”

 

November 29, 2014 8:12PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Approach

Description: At 291000ZNOV14, an MV reported being followed by suspicious vessel in POSN 1317N 04254E, described as being blue in colour. Subsequently the suspicious vessel followed for 15 mins. The master used evasive manoeuvres, and activated water hoses, alarm sound and security team mustered. The suspicious vessel was at a distance of 0.3nm when it then stopped following. No weapons or ladders spotted. AST on board, vessel and crew are SAFE.

Source: Reported incident reported from vessel via email at 291140ZNOV14.”

 

November 28, 2014 1:54PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious vessel

Description: An MV reported being chased/followed by suspicious vessel off their starboard quarter at POSN 0425S 04615E. Initially the vessel was stopped with all lights switched off, described as being white in colour and had a small speed boat hanging on a crane. Subsequently the suspicious vessel followed for 15-20 minutes. The master used evasive manoeuvresuntil the suspicious vessel was at a distance of 7nm when it stopped following. AST on board, vessel and Crew are SAFE.

Source: Reported incident reported from vessel via phone call at 280230ZNOV14.”

 

November 26, 2014 6:10PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious vessel

Description: On 26 Nov 14 at 0908UTC, Master reported sighting of a Dhow towing 4 skiffs in psn 1325N 05002E at a distance of 3nm. Master unable to confirm, POB, weapon or ladders due to distance but describe Dhow as white and brown top. The skiffs were two brown and two blue. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident reported from vessel via phone at 0908Z.”

 

November 25, 2014 3:18PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Approach

Description: On 25 Nov 0648UTC POSN 1346N 05040E. Master reports being approached by 6 small crafts travelling at speed. CPA 2.5nm. No weapons/ladders sighted. AST on board. MV increase speed and use evasive manoeuvres. Skiffs now out of sight and vessel is safe.

Source: Reported incident reported from vessel at 0649UTC by phone.”

 

November 25, 2014 11:22PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Approach

Description: On 24 Nov 14 at 1320UTC in posn 13 08.1N 043 04.0E. 8 white and blue hulled skiffs each with 4 POB closed on MV at 28-30kts. A ladder was sighted.  MV activated fire hoses, carried out evasive manoeuvres and alerted other vessels in the vicinity on VHF. At 3 cables distance from the MV the skiffs turned away from the vessel. This approach lasted 20 minutes. Vessel is safe.

Source: Reported to UKMTO by vessel. 25 Nov 14 at 0212 UTC by email.”

 

November 24, 2014 5:30PM GMT+08:00

“Category: Suspicious Approach

Description: On 24 Nov 14 @ 0525UTC in Psn 19 40.60N 064 42.94E a suspicious vessel was seen on radar at 5.7nm on port beam, no AIS identification was seen on radar. The suspicious vessel was next seen at 3.7nm astern. The suspicious vessel had a white hull with orange band unable to see how many POB, no weapons or ladders seen. The suspicious vessel followed the MV matching its speed for 45 mins. MV is safe.

Source: Reported to UKMTO from vessel on 24 Nov 14 @ 0610UTC by Telephone call.”

 

September 29, 2014 3:25PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 26/2235 LT in psn 12 51 N 043 12 E, 9 (!) skiffs attacked a vessel for 1.5 hrs, closing in to 90 mtrs. Armed guards fired shots which were not responded. UKMTO gives warning area of 30 nm around this position as PAG still there.”

 

August 29, 2014 4:04PM GMT+08:00

“Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert – 138

290550 UTC Aug 2014

Warning          Warning          Warning

To : All Ships Transiting  Off Tioman Island – East Coast Of Peninsular Malaysia / South China Sea

On 28.08.2014 at 2040 LT at Position 03:24N – 104:04E, 30nm North of Tioman Island, Malaysia.
Pirates boarded a product tanker underway and hijacked it.  They took hostage all crew members and locked them in the engine room.  The pirates stole lub oil cargo and transferred to a barge.  They released the vessel and escaped at 0400 LT on 29.08.2014.

Ships are advised to maintain strict anti-piracy watch and measures.  Vessels are also advised to monitor the IMB PRC Satellite broadcast and warnings via INMARSAT C EGC SAFETY NET and report all attacks and suspicious sightings to local authorities and IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. The Centre will liaise with local authorities to provide necessary assistance.”

 

August 28, 2014 2:30PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 27/1731 LT in psn 04 12 N 005 15 E, product tanker under pirate attack.”

 

August 4, 2014 3:05PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 03/1141 LT in psn 12 34 N 043 27 E, 3 skiffs with 3 – 4 POB  approached tanker but retreated after increasing speed by the vessel.”

incidents July 14 Indian Ocean

 

July 24, 2014 3:15:04 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 23/1726 LT in psn 12 33 N 043 27 E, mothership approached tanker close to 1nm, skiff with weapons sighted at 5 kbls. Guards showed weapons, pirates retreated. PAG still in the area!”

 

July 11, 2014 2:58:23 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 10/1530 LT in psn 13 49 N 042 30 E, 2 skiffs approached tanker, 5-6 POB, weapons sighted, armed guards fired warning shots, pirates retreated.”

 

June 30, 2014 4:49:48 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 28/0040 in psn 13 15 N 049 08 E, 2 skiffs attacked tanker without guards for 1 hour but finally gave up. 28/0725 in psn 22 16 N 060 14 E, 2 skiffs attacked vessel, armed guards fired shots, pirates retreated. 29/1210 in psn 13 14 N 049 09 E, 1 skiff attacked tanker, armed guards fired shots, pirates still in area.”

 

June 10, 2014 6:30:05 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: Pirate attack report 08.06. in psn 13 34 N 049 55 E, 3 skiffs + 1 mother-dhow chased a tanker 40 mins as close as 3 kbl, armed guards responded.”

 

June 6, 2014 6:03:23 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: Contact lost with vessel MT Fair Artemis since 04.06.2014. Last known position was – 04:47n – 000:12w, approximately 50NM SSW of Tema, Ghana.”

 

May 8, 2014 8:09:36 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: A merchant vessel issued a distress code at 1721Z on 07 May near 05:10S – 011:53E, approximately 13NM off the coast of Angola. This are will remain high for at least the next 24 – 48 hours.”

 

May 6, 2014 1:55:04 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 03/0045 LT in psn 15 45 N 041 26, 2 skiffs approached bulker 0.2 kbls, warning shots by guards, pirates retreated 03/0230 LT in psn 15 36 N 041 27 E, same PAG, same procedure.”

 

April 30, 2014 8:02:42 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: Pirates attack reported 29/1931z in psn 04 56 N 004 49 E onto a product tanker.”

 

April 29, 2014 3:06:44 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: a PAG consisting of 1 dhow and 10 skiffs has been reported 28/0200 LT and today in psn 01 42 N 053 26 E and 04 53 N 053 26 E.”

 

April 25, 2014 3:18:28 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: Pirate attack reported 23/1945 LT in psn -6 18 N 003 21 E off Lagos.”

 

April 23, 2014 6:28:12 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 22/0055 LT in psn 02 59 N 100 54 E, 12 armed pirates hijacked tanker, cargo and property stolen, 3 crew kidnapped.”

 

April 23, 2014 2:25:37 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 17/1430 LT possible mothership (tug black hull/white superstructure) in psn 03 45 N 004 22 E. 20/1820 LT 20nm off Brass Point attack reported. 21/0220 LT 37 nm off Brass Point reported. 21/1200 LT distress call on Ch. 16 in psn 03 41 N 006 18 E.”

 

April 14, 2014 2:40:45 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest piracy activity: 13/0507z in psn 13 58 N 055 32 E, 1 skiff attacked a tanker, armed guards fired warning shot, pirates retreated.”

 

April 10, 2014 2:49:24 PM GMT+08:00

“The dhow AL KHADAAB is missing and possibly abised as mothership. Last known psn 10/0730 in 14 23 N 049 36 E heading North with 10 kn.”

Dhow- Al Khadaab

March 31, 2014 2:55:19 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 30/0805 LT in psn 24 52 N 060 59 E, 2 skiffs attacked vessel, almost boarded. 30/1146 LT in psn 26 24 N056 41 E, 1 skiff fired on vessel in Str. of Hormuz.”

 

March 21, 2014 3:51:03 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 20/0130z in psn 04 14 N 005 00 E, 1 skiff with 4 POB attacked a vessel for 2 hours, evasive manoeuvres avoided boarding 21.03. mothership Gari (see attached photo) last seen in psn 05 43 N 004 50 E.”

Schlepper Gare

 

March 17, 2014 6:46:32 PM GMT+08:00

“The CENTCOOPNAV (French Navy) informs the presence of the vessel << GARE>> (supply vessel), suspected to act as a <<mother vessel>> for pirates. This vessel left Warri, Nigeria on 16/03/2014 and seem presently to patrol in the area. Her last known position is 19/03/2014 05°44’N 004° 49’E. This vessel is suspected to have participated to the hijack of the M/T Kerala on 17/01 in Luanda, Angola. This vessel could be the M/V Gare, iMO 9121155, a tug boat registered in Germany. It is highly recommended to avoid this vessel and in case of detection, to report her position to the SSE Dept.”

 

March 17, 2014 6:46:32 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 17/0430z in psn 13 16 N 043 03 E, 6 skiffs attacked vessel in Bab Al Mandeb Strait, armed guards opened fire pirates retreated but still in the area.”

 

March 12, 2014 2:57:35 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 08.03.2014 at 1640 UTC Pirates attempt to board a vessel at posn: 14:19.6N 053:20.6E, about 100nm off Yemen coast. The vessel took anti-piracy preventive measures and managed to evade the attack. Pirate action group may still be active in the area.”

 

March 5, 2014 8:11:23 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 03.03.2014 at 1400UTC in position 01:34.4S ? 041:48.5E, Somalia. A merchant vessel reported being suspiciously approached by two skiffs. All vessels are advised to be extra vigilant and maintain anti-piracy measures when transiting this area and adhere to the latest BMP recommendations.”

 

February 26, 2014 3:30:43 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 25/1832z in psn. 25 26 N 057 48 E, 2 skiffs approached vessel, armed guards fired 3 warning shots, pirates retreated.”

 

February 25, 2014 3:57:18 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 24/1415z in psn 24 38 N 057 43 E, skiff approached tanker close as 3 kbls, 3 warning shots fired, pirates retreated.”

 

February 20, 2014 10:50:52 AM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 19.02.2013 at 0340 UTC A vessel is currently under attack by pirates at posn: 03:52N ? 005:13E, about 40NM off Nigerian Coast. Ships are advised to maintain strict anti piracy measures and monitor the IMB PRC satellite broadcast warnings via Inmarsat C EGC safety net and report all attacks and suspicious sightings to the IMB piracy reporting centre.”

 

February 18, 2014 3:26:08 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 06/1055 LT in psn 04 01 N 005 01 E, pirate boarded tanker en route, crew retreated in citadel, pirates robbed out vessel and destroyed bridge equipment, but left tanker without hostages.”

 

February 17, 2014 3:42:15 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 16/1045 LT 200nm SSE from Muskat, 1 skiff approached a tanker with high speed. Warning shots fired by guards, pirates retreated.”

 

February 14, 2014 5:18:45 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 13/1454z in psn 01 07 N 044 07 E, 1 white skiff, 5 POB attacked RoRo ship, shoot-out with armed guards until 15:44z. Pirates retreated.”

 

February 10, 2014 4:36:53 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 06/0900 LT some 100nm SW off port Harcourt, vessel attacked, 2 crew members kidnapped.”

 

February 10, 2014 4:35:02 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 08/0420z approx. 60nm NE off Djibouti vessel approached by 3 skiffs with 4 POB each, Pirates retreated after 2 warning shots by armed guards.”

 

February 7, 2014 6:59:14 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 05.02.2014 at 2344 UTC at Posn: 03:45N ? 006:24E, around 30NM South of Nigeria the IMB PRC received information that a tanker was attacked by a few speed boats. The tanker managed to escaped. Pirates may still be in the area. Masters are advised to exercise vigilance in the vicinity and report any suspicious activity to the IMB PRC.”

 

February 6, 2014 3:49:18 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 04/0155 LT off Pointe Noir, pirates boarded a tanker at anchor, property stolen.”

 

February 3, 2014 4:11:53 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 25/01 Late evening off Peter’s town, Nigeria, 2 crewmembers kidnapped from a tug. 29/2215 LT 200km SW off Port Harcourt, 2 crewmembers kidnapped from another tug.”

 

January 21, 2014 8:51:42 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: Suspect pirates on tugboats have been located: 07 44 S 011 39 E and 06 48 S 011 03 East.”

 

January 18, 2014 10:30:22 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: A merchant vessel was attacked today at 1800 UTC in posn 15 07N 054 23E. Merchant vessels are advised to proceed with caution in this area.”

 

January 8, 2014 5:08:25 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 03.01. off Bata (Equatorial Guinea), small craft sent may day call via VHF. A Ro-Ro ship went alongside to render assistance but got surprised by pirates on board that craft instead of sailors at risk. The Ro-Ro ship got robbed out. Her Master and 2 other sailors were kidnapped.”

 

January 6, 2014 5:45:09 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: Vessel attacked by 5 pirates 02/0020LT in psn 00 59 S 008 23 E.”

 

December 23, 2013 6:02:49 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 20/1130 LT in psn 13 27 N 042 41 E, 15 (!!!!!) skiffs (ladders seen on board) attacked a supply ship, armed guards opened fire, pirates retreated.”

 

December 18, 2013 10:57:09 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 18/0505z 12 06 N 045 24 E, 8 (!!!) blue/white hull skiffs attacking one vessel, 3 POB in each skiff.”

 

December 18, 2013 3:51:25 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 16/2230 LT in psn 03 55 N 007 49 E, tanker attacjed, Master and C/E kidnapped.”

 

December 9, 2013 11:22:41 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: Active PAG in a blue/white hull skiff! 09/0357z in psn 12 50 N 047 49 E. 09/0530z in psn 12 52 N 047 52 E. Vessel under attack.”

 

December 9, 2013 1:53:21 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: A merchant vessel was attached in position 12-52.5N 047-52.4E in the IRTC at 0420Z today. Merchant vessels are advised to proceed with caution in this area.”

 

November 19, 2013 3:42:39 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: Pirates are moving East! 17/2130 LT in psn 16 01 N 065 56 E, 1 skiff approached vessel but could not catch up. PAG still in the area. All Masters are warned to be vigilant when approaching the area.”

 

November 6, 2013 4:11:49 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 02/1807 LT in psn 12 22 N 043  50 E, 4 skiffs with 6 POB each approached a vessel to 500 mtrs, ladders seen, no futher info. 06/0440 LT SE Mogdishu, 1 skiff with 5 POB approached a vessel to 1.0nm, warning shots fired.”

 

November 6, 2013 2:00:16 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: A merchant ship was attacked in posn 0531S 04707E, approximately 400nm from Madagascar at 060300Z NOV13.”

 

October 29, 2013 3:55:37 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 27/1308z in psn 13 15 N 043 01 E, 2 skiffs, weapons shown, skiffs retreated. 28/0031z in psn 13 18 N 049 45 E, 3 skiffs + dhow mothership, warning shots fired + 1 rocket!”

 

October 28, 2013 4:42:34 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 23/0300 LT off Onne, 2 crewmembers have been kidnapped from an US-Flag tugboat. 24/0620 LT off Harcourt, a passenger ship with armed guards came under fire by pirates, 3 guards killed, 3 pax wounded.”

 

October 21, 2013 1:39:43 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 20/1425z in psn 15 56 N 053 05 E, tanker attacked by 1 skiffs pirates retreated after evasive manoeurves. 20/0630z in psn 17 36 N 083 26 E, vessel boarded by thieves Vishakapatnam roads.”

 

October 21, 2013 1:39:43 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 16/0200LT in psn 04 23 N 008 30 E, 7 fishermen kidnapped. 17/1800 LT in psn 03 53 N 007 52 E, 2 fishermen kidnapped.”

 

October 14, 2013 5:08:23 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: A fishing vessel has reported being approached by 2 skiffs in posn 04-49N 056-49E at 0655Z today.”

October 11, 2013 7:30:32 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: A merchant vessel has been attacjed in posn 04-39N 052-19E at 0926Z today, approximately 178n, SW Socotra.”

October 4, 2013 9:03:44 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 03/1115z in area 60nm NE off Djibouti, 2 skiffs with 6 POB attached a tanker close to 500 mtrs. Armed guards showed their weapons. Skiffs retrated.”

September 19, 2013 7:02:44 AM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 18/0944z in psn 24 34 N 058 41 E, 4 skiffs with 3 POB each attacked a vessel and followed her although armed guards fired warning shots. Closing in to 200mtrs guards showed their weapons, pirates retreated. PAG still in the area.”

 

September 6, 2013 2:47:55 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 04/1515 LT in psn 04 11 N 005 34 E, pirates attempted boarding of a tanker but retreated after GA sounded.”

 

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:31:06 +0800

“A pirate attack has been reported 15/0345z in psn 06 21 N 003 28.5 E.”

 

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:44:53 +0800

“Latest pirate attack 14/0355z in psn 00 55 N 048 24 E, 2 skiffs attacked vessel, warning shot fired by armed guards, skiffs retreated.”

 

August 14, 2013 4:39:58 PM GMT+08:00

“During the night from 11th to 12th of August in psn 06 20 N 003 28 E a tanker has been hijacked!”

 

July 23, 2013 6:26:52 PM GMT+08:00

“On 22 July at about 0100 hours, RHL Felicitas while in anchorage at Djibouti Port experienced a suspicious approach by a skiff with 6 personnel on-board to the vessel’s anchor chain area. Our Maritime Marshals on-duty spotted the skiff and activated Alert ‘Grey’. The skiff then moved to about 15 m to the vessel’s port side and our Maritime Marshals triggered the weapons’ laser aiming device at the skiff while the Master activated the vessel’s horn. The combined actions by the on-board Maritime Marshals and the crew caused the suspicious skiff to move away from the vessel.”

 

July 10, 2013 3:32:02 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity : 09/0748z in Bab Al Mandeb area, 3 skiffs approached a vessel onto 300m, warning shots fired by armed guards, skiffs retreated.”

 

July 8, 2013 3:27:35 PM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity : 08/0122z in psn 13 12 N 042 02 E, some skiffs approached a vessel, warning shots fired by armed guards, skiffs retreated, Navy now in the area.”

 

June 8, 2013 11:44:20 AM GMT+08:00

“Latest pirate activity: 07/0940z in psn 14 58 N 042 01 E, 3 skiffs approached vessel, armed team fired warning shots, skiffs retreated.”

 

June 6, 2013 7:44:23 AM GMT+08:00

“A Indian Cargo Dhow was hijacked in position 11 36N 049 15E approximately 20NM North of Bosasso Port Somalia at 050538Z JUN 13. Vessels transiting the area are to exercise extreme caution.”