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Friday, February 25, 2011

Somali Pirates: Piracy Alerts and Warnings (25 Feb 11)

From NATO's Shipping Centre: SOMALIA PIRACY UPDATE 25 February 2011:
Regarding all of the following warnings: Vessels are advised to use EXTREME CAUTION when navigating within 100NM of the positions in these warnings and maintain maximum CPA to all vessels acting suspiciously

Alert Number 099/2011
February 25,2011
Latitude: 11°41N Longitude: 061°29E
At 0952 UTC / 25 FEB 11 / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 2 skiffs in position 11°41N 061°29E
Mother vessel reported, 1 skiff with 5 POB attacked the vessel, small arms and rockets fired.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack***

The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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Alert Number 098/2011
February 25, 2011
Latitude: 14°37N Longitude: 058°40E
At 0829 UTC / 25 FEB 11 / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 mother vessel and 1 skiff in position 1437N 05840E.
Mother vessel reported, 1 skiff with 5 POB attacked the vessel, small arms and rockets fired.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack*** The Pirate action group is still in the area.
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Alert Number 097/2011
February 25, 2011
Latitude: 14°46N Longitude: 058°39E
At 0530 UTC / 25 feb 11 / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 mother vessel and 1 skiff in position 1446N 05839E.
Mother vessel orange and blue, skiff white with 6POB, rocket fired.
***This vessel managed to evade hijack*** The Pirate action group is still in the area.

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