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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Strait of Hormuz Pirates?

The IMB reports an attempted attack at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz here:
Attack Number: 062-12
Date: Sat Feb 25 2012
Type of Vessel : Container
Attack Posn Map :
IMB map of attack. I added the arrow to point out Somalia.

Location detail: Northern approaches to Straits of Hormuz.
Type of Attack : Attempted
Narrations: 25.02.2012: 0315 UTC: Posn: 26:08.9N - 056:42.1E, Northern approaches to Stratis of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman (Off Somalia) {Wow! Way off Somalia!}.
A container ship underway noticed three skiffs at a distance of 2nm approaching her at high speed. Master raised alarm, activated SSAS, altered course, non-essential crew mustered in the citadel and the onboard armed guards took their position. The armed guards fired warning shots when the skiffs closed to a distance of 1nm resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away.

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