Posted on April 23, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired on a fishing trawler off the coast of Somalia.
Date: April 21st
Position: 0029S 04836E
Two fishing trawlers were attacked off the coast of Somalia, on the morning of April 21st. At approximately 07:12 am, two fishing trawlers were involved in a pirate attack, some 240 nautical miles southeast of Mogadishu, Somalia. One of the trawlers was approached by two skiffs, each with 8-10 people on board.
As soon as they noticed the attack, a 2nd trawler that had been operating nearby went to the aid of the vessel but was fired upon by the Pirates.
The embarked Armed Security Team aboard the trawler opened fire on the skiffs and they proceeded to escape.
Crew and vessels are considered safe.
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