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8 Apr 17 – piracy attack – point B IRTC

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.

Update: On 09 April at 0432 UTC in position 14-02.5N 051-37.9E, the vessel is now back under control of the Company and Master. The MV is underway to next Port of Call and under Escort.

Source: UKMTO