The US Office Of NAval Intelligence informs us a merchant ship was fired upon by pirates from two skiffs on 25 March at 1200Z approximately 629 NM southeast of Socotra Island, Yemen at 11:39N 065:06E. Mothership was described as a fishing vessel. This area will remain high risk for at least 24-48 hours.
Mariners are warned to avoid transiting near the area if possible. If necessary to transit these waters, mariners are encouraged to use all counter-piracy measures and employ all best management practices.