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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Somali Pirate Activity 5 Jan - 12 Jan 2011

IMB Piracy Attack Map 2011 Indian Ocean
NATO report on the past week's piracy attacks in the Indian Ocean NATO Shipping Centre: SOMALIA PIRACY UPDATE 12 January 2011
January 12 2011

WARNING INDIAN OCEAN
Latitude: 15°11N Longitude: 058°18E
Alert number 033 / 2011.
At 1453 UTC / 12 JAN 11 / a merchant vessel is currently under attack by 2 skiffs in position 15°11N 058°18E.
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January 12 2011
WARNING Gulf of Aden
Latitude: 12°06N Longitude: 044°25E
Alert number 032 / 2011.
At 1046UTC / 12 JAN 11 / 2 merchant vessels were reported under attack in position 12°06N 044°25E.
***These vessels managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 11 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 14°03N Longitude: 067°29E
Alert number 031/ 2011.
At 1342 UTC 11JAN11 a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 skiff in position 14 03N 067 29E.
Skiff armed and with ladder.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 11 2011
WARNING Somali Basin
Latitude: 07°13N Longitude: 055°24E
Alert number 030/2011
At1304 UTC / 11 JAN 11 / a Pirate Action Group consisting of 2 skiffs was reported in position 07 13N 055 24E.
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January 11 2011
--ALERT UPDATE--- Indian Ocean
Latitude: 16°33N Longitude: 059°08E
Alert number 029/ 2011.
Reference previous Alert number 028/ 2011.
At 1021 UTC 11JAN a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 skiff in position 16°33N 059°08E.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 11 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 16°33N Longitude: 059°08E
Alert number 028 / 2011.
At 1021 / 11 JAN / a merchant vessel is currently under attack by 1 skiff in position 16°33N 059°08E.
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January 10 2011
WARNING Red Sea
Latitude: 14°31N Longitude: 42°29E
Alert number 027 / 2010.
At 2241 UTC / 10 JAN / a merchant vessel is currently under attack by pirate skiff in position 14°31N 42°29E. Vsl was fired upon by small arms.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 09 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 17 42N Longitude: 057 17E
Alert number 026/ 2011.
At 0400Z UTC/ 09 JAN/ a Pirate Action Group consisting of skiffs (number unkown) was reported in position 17 42N 057 17E.
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January 08 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 20 05N Longitude: 062 27E
Alert number 025/ 2011.
At 1110Z UTC/ 08 JAN/ a Pirate Action Group consisting of 1 dhow and 1 skiff was reported in position 20 05N 062 27E.
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January 07 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 21°08N Longitude: 062°45E
Alert number 023 / 2011.
At 1629 UTC / 07 JAN / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 2 skiffs in position 21°08N 062°45E. Two skiffs with larger skiff in vicinity. Two skiffs fired small arms, larger skiff is 50m.
**This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 06 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 04°19S Longitude: 047°02E
Alert number 022 / 2011.
At 0940 UTC / 06 JAN / a Pirate Action Group consisting of one white whaler and one blue skiff was reported in position 04°19S 047°02E.
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NATO Alerts as of 11 Jan 11
January 06 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 21°04N Longitude: 063°19E
Alert number 021 / 2011.
At 0901 UTC / 06 JAN / a merchant vessel is currently under attack by 2 skiffs.
Two skiffs, vessel has been fired upon.
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January 06 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 20°30N Longitude: 064°03E
Alert number 020 / 2011.
At 0232 UTC / 06 JAN / a merchant vessel was attacked by one pirate skiff.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
(Alert number 019 now cancelled)
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January 05 2011
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 04°00N Longitude: 051°58E
Alert number 018/2011
(Reference previous alert number 008 / 2011, now deactivated)
At 1354UTC / 05 JAN 11 / pirated MV YORK conducting mother ship operations was reported in position 04°00 N 051°58 E, course 290°, speed 6.5 kts.
IMB Live Piracy Map can be found here.

UPDATE: Report of a dhow with 14 Indian seafarers being captured here:
An Indian dhow MSV Al-Musa sailing from Dubai to Salalah has been attacked by pirates off the coast of Oman. According to India’s directorate of shipping, pirates have taken about 14 Indians hostage.

The incident occurred on Sunday when the dhow was sailing at about 50 miles off Oman and about 800 nautical miles from the Somali coast carrying food items.

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