Ships near position 0326N 05027E have been warned to exercise extreme caution after a ship came under attack late last night.
The merchant vessel was approached by armed pirates in skiffs who fired shots as they attempted to board.
The attack took place at 2112UTC on 22nd February.
The on board armed security team returned fire and were able to repel the pirates.
The skiffs have not been sighted in the area since, but officials have warned ships in the area to exercise extreme caution.
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