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Pirate Action Group operating off Somalia
Issued: 1 day, 17 hours ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
18 May 2024 - 00:30 CW Alert 014- (May 24) Indian Ocean Maritime incident Possible Pirates IMB
The IMB have received information from the Puntland Police, that a possible Pirate Action Group consisting of two boats crewed by both Somalian and Yemen nationals may be operating in an area off Garacad, Somalia (exact position not specified) since 1826UTC 17th May 2024. Vessels are advised to keep well clear of this location and exercise extreme caution if in the vicinity.

Attack on a tanker , Red Sea

The UKMTO have been informed by the Master of a Panama flagged Crude Oil Tanker that it has been attacked whilst underway 76nm Northwest of …

Robbery on a tanker, West Africa

The IMB have received a report that a robbery occurred on a Palau flagged tanker whilst underway approximately 363nm South-southwest of Nova Sintra, Cape Verde. …

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle attack at ports, Black Sea

Open-source reports state that Ukrainian Forces launched an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle attack along the Russian Black Sea ports, hitting designated targets in Novorossiysk port (time …

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle destroyed, Red Sea

Open-source reports state that between 14:51 UTC & 15:02 UTC, a US Warship successfully engaged and destroyed one anti-ship Ballistic Missile, and U.S. Coalition Forces …

Fishing vessel hijacked, Indian Ocean

Reports have been received of an ongoing incident onboard a fishing vessel with six crewmembers on board, approximately 162nm off Somalia. UPDATE 1: Further information …

Robbery on an anchored tanker, Bangladesh

It has been reported that during the early morning hours (Exact time not specified), six robbers managed to board a tanker at Chattogram anchorage, Bangladesh. …

Possible Drifting Mine, Black Sea

Open source reports state that a possible naval mine is adrift, approximately 4.5nm off Sulina, Romania. Due to the currents and the wind, the general …

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle destroyed, Gulf of Aden

Open-source reports state that US Forces have successfully engaged and destroyed one Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militants over the Gulf of Aden …

Live missile firing exercise, Arabian Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that live missile firing will be conducted between 0430 UTC to 0730 UTC on 14 and 15 May …

Four Unmanned Aerial Vehicles launched, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea

Open source reports state that at approximately 17:45 UTC Iranian backed Houthis launched an unmanned Aerial vehicle over the Gulf of Aden from Houthi controlled …

Attack on a tanker, Gulf of Aden

It has been reported that there has been an attack on a vessel approximately 195nm East of Aden, Yemen (exact position not specified). The authorities …

Robbery on a container vessel, Philippines

It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a Portuguese-flagged container ship whilst anchored at Manila North Anchorage, Philippines. Two robbers in black t-shirts …

Irregular Activity, suspected mother ship, Arabian Sea

The master of a Denmark-flagged tanker has reported being approached by a small fast boat with a large antenna, crewed by three persons (exact time …

Irregular activity towards a tanker, Gulf of Guinea

The Master of a Liberia-flagged tanker reported being approached whilst underway approximately 89nm Southeast of Sao Tome. A fishing trawler was sighted 3nm from the …

Attack on a cargo vessel, Gulf of Aden

It has been reported by the UKMTO that a vessel was attacked whilst underway 82nm South of Aden, Yemen. The Master informed the UKMTO that …

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles destroyed, Gulf of Aden

Open-source reports state that three unmanned aerial vehicles were launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militants in the Gulf of Aden (exact position not specified). US Forces …

UKMTO Notice - Live weapon firing, Red Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that live firing practice will be conducted 07 to 09 May 2024 between 0500 and 1200 UTC daily …

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle destroyed, Red Sea

Open source states that the US Navy successfully engaged and destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle in the Red Sea, launched by Iranian backed Houthi militants …

Kidnapping on a Passenger Boat, Nigeria

It has been reported that a boat carrying twenty passengers from Bonny to Onne was intercepted by persons unknown along the Onne River where they …

Attempted robbery on a Bulk Carrier, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that three robbers armed with a rod managed to board a bulk carrier whilst underway in the Singapore Strait. The duty …

Russian Coastal Patrol craft struck by unmanned surface vehicle, Black Sea

Open-source reports states a Russian high speed coastal patrol craft in Uzka bay, on the North West Crimea peninsula, Black Sea, was struck by an …