Failed pirate attack - Indian Ocean - 0655Z 14 October 2013
The MSC-HOA reports the failed attack on an unidentified fishing vessel at 0655Z on 14 October 2013, 525nm east of Haradheere.
‘Alert number 009 / 2013.
At 0655 UTC / 14 OCT a fishing vessel was reported under attack by 2 skiffs in position 04 09 N 056 49 E.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP WELL CLEAR OF THIS POSITION AND TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IF IN VICINITY. REPORT ANY SUSPECTED OR ACTUAL PIRATE ACTIVITY TO UKMTO DUBAI, BY PHONE: +97 150 552 3215 OR E-MAIL: UKMTO@EIM.AE.
WHILE NAVIGATING IN THE REGION VESSELS ARE URGED TO OPERATE AT A HEIGHTENED STATE OF READINESS, IMPLEMENT SELF PROTECTION MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE VERSION 4 (BMP4) DATED AUGUST 2011.'
The colour key for Google earth images is:
Red - Hijacked vessel, kidnapped crew or attack in progress.
White - Failed or aborted attack.
Yellow - Pirate action group (PAG) or mother ship.
Green - Suspicious approach, incident or activity.