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Friday, April 01, 2011

Somali Pirates: On the Prowl

Reported at NATO Shipping Centre SOMALIA PIRACY UPDATE 01 APRIL 2011:
April 01, 2011
Latitude 19 17N Longitude: 065 45E
Alert Number 146 / 2011
---WARNING WARNING WARNING---
At 0528 UTC / 01 APRIL 11 / a merchant vessel is currently under attack by 2 skiffs.
[2 skiffs, 3 POB each, small arms fired]
Yellow arrow points to reported attack position.

MV Arrilah-I
UPDATE: Possible info on ship involved from here:
An Abu Dhabi-owned ship has come under attack from pirates in the Arabian Sea while sailing from Australia to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, state news agency WAM said Saturday.
The bulk carrier MV Arrilah-I, was attacked in the early hours of Friday, WAM said quoting a statement by the Abu Dhabi government-owned operator.
"We have been assured that all crew members are safe and in good health. Company management is monitoring the situation closely in coordination with relevant government authorities," it said, without specifying clearly that the vessel had been hijacked.
The statement also did not specify where the ship was in the Arabian Sea when the attack happened.
M.V. Arrilah-I is a "37,000 metric tonne deadweight, Handy Size Bulk Carrier", according to the statement . . .

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