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Old 05-13-2010, 04:12 AM   #1
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Incident Details:

12.05.2010: 0556 LT: Posn: 15:55N – 060:50E: Around 285 nm east of Khuria Muriya Island, Oman (Arabian Sea) off Somalia.

Pirates boarded and hijacked a bulk carrier along with its 23 crew. The vessel is currently being sailed towards Somalia.


11.05.2010: 1536 UTC: Posn: 12:31N – 047:08E: Gulf of Aden.

Pirates boarded and hijacked a chemical tanker along with its 15 crew. The vessel is currently being sailed towards Somalia.


01.05.2010: 0400 UTC: Posn: 12:04N – 044:04E: Gulf of Aden.

Pirates fired upon a Yemeni vessel. The Yemeni coast guard exchanged fire with the pirates and the pirates aborted the attack.


10.05.2010: 0538 UTC: Posn: 00:06N – 064:57E: Around 1200 nm east of Mogadishu, off Somalia.

Pirates in skiff chased and fired upon a bulk carrier. The vessel enforced effective anti piracy preventive measures and evaded the hijack. Later, the skiff moved away. Vessel sustained damages due to the firing.


08.05.2010: 1720 UTC: Posn: 03:16N – 105:25E, around 20 nm of Pulau Mangkai, South China Sea.

Eight pirates armed with long knives boarded a container ship underway. They gained control of the bridge, stole ship’s and crew property and left the ship. No injuries to crew and no damage to ship.


08.05.2010: 1645 UTC: Posn: 03:22.3N – 105:27.2E, 20 nm off Pulau Mangkai, South China Sea.

Six pirates in an unlit small wooden boat approached and attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Alert duty crew noticed the boat and raised alarm. Ships whistle sounded, deck lights switched on and crew mustered. Pirates aborted the attempted attack upon seeing the crew alertness. Security message transmitted via VHF to warn other ships in the vicinity.


08.05.2010: 1206 UTC: Posn: 14:58N – 054:47E, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates chased, attacked and hijacked a chemical tanker along with its 22 crew. The vessel is currently sailing towards the Somali coast. Further report awaited.


06.05.2010: 1107 UTC: Posn: 01:50N – 067:50E: Around 1350 nm east of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates attacked and hijacked a fishing vessel along with its 28 crew members and are now sailing the vessel to Somali coast. Further report awaited.


05.05.2010: 2212 UTC: Posn: 13:06N - 048:37E: Gulf of Aden

Pirates in skiffs approached a passenger ship underway and opened fire on it. Ship sent a distress message and enforced anti piracy measures and prevented the boarding.


05.05.2010: 0518 UTC: Posn: 09:45.2S – 041:15.9E: Off southern Somalia.

Pirates in a skiff chased a bulk carrier underway and opened fire on it. Security team onboard the bulk carrier returned fire resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away.


05.05.2010: 0413 UTC: Posn: 13:13N – 059:30E: (Arabian Sea) off Somalia.

Pirates in a skiff chased and opened fire on a tanker. The tanker made evasive manoeuvres and contacted a warship for help. Later, owners informed that they had lost contact with the tanker and that the ship was not moving. The tanker have been hijacked and all crew had locked themselves in the steering gear room. Later a warship arrived at the location and dispatched a helicopter. The boarding team landed onboard the tanker and rescued all 23 crew members safely. The pirates were detained. The tanker sustained some damages. Presently the warship is escorting the tanker to a safer area.

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