Suspicious approach on a bulk carrier, Gulf of Aden
Issued: 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
20 Mar 2024 - 02:00 CW Alert 027- (Mar 24) Indian Ocean Suspect Possible Pirates CLOSED SOURCE/UKMTO
It has been reported that a cargo vessel was approached and an attempt made to board, whilst underway approximately 104nm North-northeast of Socotra. The Master has reported the incident is now over and the vessel and crew are safe. UPDATE: The UKMTO have confirmed that one small craft approached from astern and came to within 0.3nm of the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier. There were seven persons onboard and a ladder was sighted. The small craft followed the bulk carrier for around 20 minutes, at this time the armed security team onboard fired a warning shot which resulted in the approach being aborted and the small craft leaving the area.
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