|Pirates lurk along commercial shipping lanes|
NSC4: Warning- Suspicious Activity 14/10/2011 17:45 2429N 06347E Suspicious Activity
At 1743Z a merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs, at approximately 2nm. The skiffs ceased the approach at 1835Z
No weapons were seen.
This situation is in the northern Arabian Sea, near NSC 3: Suspicious Activity.
Masters are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when proceeding through this area.
A broader view. Pirate motherships allow long range operations by the pirates
NSC 3: WARNING - Suspicious Activity 14/10/2011 15:40 2142N 06401E Suspicious Activity
At 1542Z a merchant vessel was approached by 2-3 skiffs in position 2142N 06401E.
These skiffs closed the vessel and gotten within 0.5nm, and is following the vessel astern.