ALERTand this report:
Somalia - NE and Eastern Coast
Thirty two incidents have been reported since 15.03.05. Heavily armed pirates are now attacking ships further away from the coast. Ships not making scheduled calls at Somali ports are advised to keep at least 200 nm from the Somali coast.
07.11.2005 at 0600 UTC in position 04:28N - 048:01E, east coast of Somalia.
Pirates hijacked a general cargo ship underway. They have demanded ransom for the release of the vessel. This is the fourth incident off Somalia since 05.11.2004 in this area. Ships are again advised to keep at least 200 nm off the Somali coast.