Posted on October 19, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

More details coming in, on the attack that took place off the coast of Somalia, on October the 16th.


Date Time: 16/10/2018 12:34:00 UTC
Area: Horn of Africa
Lat: 0°49'0 N
Lon: 50°53'0 E

Detail: UPDATE 2: Four pirates armed w/ AK-47 in a speed boat approached an underway Hong Kong, China-flagged bulk carrier at 1234 UTC in position 00:49N - 050:53E, around 340nm East of Mogadishu, Somalia. Master raised the alarm, contacted local authorities, activated SSAS and all crew mustered in citadel. The armed guards on board the vessel returned fire, resulting in the pirates aborting the attach and moving away. All crew safe. Reported (UKMTO/IMB) 16 Oct.

UNID: 5539
Action: UPDATE
Reported By: OL BRAVO

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Posted in Safety , News , Piracy , Attack , Mogadishu , Somalia

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