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Old 08-20-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
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Coalition Forces have Issued this URGENT message

Pictures of suspected pirate mother vessels

13 August 2008

Gulf of Aden

To all ships transiting the Gulf of Aden

Please be advised that intelligence sources revealed that there are now two suspicious trawlers in the Gulf of Aden believed to be pirate mother vessels looking to attack ships with the intent to hijack.

The description of the suspected trawlers - long white, Russian made stern trawlers with names "BURUM OCEAN or ARENA or ATHENA". One of the trawlers is believed to be operating at approximately 60 NM NE of Bossasso, Somaliland in the Gulf of Aden.

All ships are strongly advised to maintain a strict 24 hours visual and radar watch while transiting these waters and report any attacks or suspicious boats including the trawlers named above to the 24 hour IMB PRC. Tel: +603 2031 0014 / +603 2078 5763 email: piracy@icc-ccs.org

Suspected Pirate Mother Vessels:

Burum1.jpg

Burum2.jpg

Athena_sml.jpg

EDIT NOTE :- 60NM N.E. of Bossasso is approximately 12d 18' North x 49d 48' East

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UPDATE

BBC report today 20th August, that another tanker has has be seized by Pirates in the Gulf of Aden and is now being taken to the Northern Coast of Somaliland.
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