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Monday, March 21, 2011

Somali Pirates: 21 Mar Update

From NATO Shipping Center's SOMALIA PIRACY UPDATE 21 MARCH 2011:
March 21, 2011
Latitude: 03 47N. Longitude: 053 33E
Alert 130 / 2011
reference previous alert number 129 / 2011
At 0846 UTC / 21 MAR 11/ a merchant vessel was reported under attack by 1 mother ship and 2 skiffs in position 03 47N 053 33E
[1 mother ship, 1 skiff 4 pob, 1 skiff 10 pob, RPG's and small arms fired]
***This vessel managed to evade hijack--- the pirate action group is still in the area.
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March 21, 2011
Alert 129/2011
At 0846 UTC / 21 Mar 11 / a merchant vessel is currently under attack by 1 mothership and 2 skiffs in position 03 47 N 053 33 E, 3 POB in each skiff, weapons fired.
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March 21, 2011
--- UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE ---
ALERT 124 / 2011 UPDATE
At 0719 UTC / 21 Mar 11 / pirated MV SINAR KUDUS, suspected acting as mothership, was reported in position 17 18 N 060 25 E, Course: 021, Speed: 11 kts
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March 20, 2011
---UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE---
Alert 122 / 2011 UPDATE
At 1658 UTC / 20 MAR 11/ Pirated IRENE SL suspected as action as a mothership, was reported in position 06 54N 049 25E.
Yes, the pirates are still out there.

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