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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Somali Pirates Grab Mongolian Flagged Ship

The EU MSC(HOA) reports MV HOANG SON SUN pirated in the Indian Ocean:
The MV HOANG SON SUN is believed to have been pirated approximately 520 nautical miles South East of the port of Muscat, Oman. The 22,835-tonne Bulk carrier, which is Mongolian flagged and Vietnamese owned, has a crew of 24 Vietnamese nationals. No further details of the attack are known at this stage.

NATO reports the following activity by Somali pirates for Jan 19 and 20:
January 20 2011

WARNING Gulf of Aden
Latitude: 13°09 N Longitude: 049°14E
Alert number 058 / 2011.
At 200333 UTC / 20 JAN 11 / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 skiff in position 13°09N 049°14E.
1 skiff, color white, with 5 POB, weapons and ladders sighted.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 20 2011
---ALERT UPDATE--- Indian Ocean
Latitude: 20°16N Longitude: 064°39E
Alert number 057/2011.
Reference previous Alert number 056 / 2011.
At 2155 UTC / 19 JAN a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 skiff in position 20°16N 064°29E.
1 skiff with 6 pirates, armed, attempting to board with ladder; suspect mother vessel followed.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 19 2011
---ALERT UPDATE--- Indian Ocean
Latitude: 13°28N Longitude: 065°06E
Alert number 055 / 2011.
Reference previous Alert number 054 / 2011.
At 0453 UTC 19 JAN 11 a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 3 skiffs in position 13°28N 065°06E.
[3 skiffs firing with small arms and RPG's]
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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January 19 2011
---ALERT UPDATE--- Somali Basin
Latitude: 03°10N Longitude: 051°11E
Alert number 053/ 2011.
Reference previous Alert number 052/ 2011.
At 2303 UTC 18 JAN 11 a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 skiff in position 0310N 051 11E.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***
The Pirate action group is still in the area.

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1 comment:

  1. D. E. Reddick12:17 PM

    Eagle1,

    US Marines may have conducted a helo-borne raid along the Somali coast near Haradhere.

    Marines ‘land near Somali town’

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/Marines%20land%20near%20Somali%20town/-/1066/1093058/-/1530p6o/-/

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