Feb 042009
 

From the International Maritime Bureau

To ensure stray bullets do not hit and injure or kill, crew are advised to remain inside the accommodation away from all bulkheads. Further crew are advised to keep fire fighting appliances in a state of readiness at all times in order to fight any fires which may break out during the firing.

  • 27.01.2009: 0636 UTC: (SUSPECTED CRAFT) Gulf of Aden.

A crude oil tanker sighted a suspicious blue-hull speed boat, 10m length with 5-6 people on Hdg 358° Speed 14 kts. Vessel reported the craft to Indian warship in the vicinity. Helicopter deployed by the vessel. The warship later proceeded to the position and arrested the five pirates along with their weapons ammunition.

The Indian navy has identified an area of potential high threat from a pirate attack. The naval ship encountered a concentration of small craft within a 10 nm radius of position 13:39N – 048:55E at 0800 UTC on 03 December 2008.

The boats / skiffs were investigated by the ship’s helicopter. As the helicopter approached

1) The group of skiffs operating together broke off in different directions at high speed

2) Each skiff had more than five people onboard.

All ships are strongly advised to maintain a strict 24 hours visual and radar watch while transiting the Gulf of Aden and off the east cost of Africa (Tanzania,Kenya and Somalia). Early assessment / detection will allow ships to take evasive measures to prevent boarding and request for assistance.

To ensure stray bullets do not hit and injure or  kill, crew are advised to remain inside the accommodation away from all bulkheads. Further crew are advised to keep fire fighting appliances in a state of readiness at all times in order to fight any fires which may break out during the firing.
27.01.2009: 0636 UTC: (SUSPECTED CRAFT) Gulf of Aden.
A crude oil tanker sighted a suspicious blue-hull speed boat, 10m length with 5-6 people on Hdg 358° Speed 14 kts. Vessel reported the craft to Indian warship in the vicinity. Helicopter deployed by the vessel. The warship later proceeded to the position and arrested the five pirates along with their weapons ammunition.

The Indian navy has identified an area of potential high threat from a pirate attack. The naval ship encountered a concentration of small craft within a 10 nm radius of position 13:39N – 048:55E at 0800 UTC on 03 December 2008.

The boats / skiffs were investigated by the ship’s helicopter. As the helicopter approached

1) The group of skiffs operating together broke off in different directions at high speed

2) Each skiff had more than five people onboard.

All ships are strongly advised to maintain a strict 24 hours visual and radar watch while transiting the Gulf of Aden and off the east cost of Africa (Tanzania, Kenya and Somalia). Early assessment and detection will allow ships to take evasive measures to prevent boarding and request for assistance.

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