ONI Advisory, Arabian Sea

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March 25, 2011

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.

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