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Piracy Update: Fishing Vessel Hijacked, Arabian Sea Remains Sketchy

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April 26, 2012

The following is the summary of global piracy for the week of 19-25 April and weekly piracy warning, via Office of Naval Intelligence.


Fishing vessel hijacked on 21 April underway at 15:20 N – 052:12 E 17nm South of Ras Fartak, Yemen. Somalia pirates hijacked a fishing vessel and two of her skiffs underway. (IMB)


Bulk carrier boarded on 20 April while anchored at 01:10 S 117:15 E, Samarinda Anchorage (Muara Jawa), Indonesia. The duty AB onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed a boat near the forecastle. Eight pirates boarded and tied the AB’s hands and feet, made him lie down on deck and started lowering the mooring ropes. The AB managed to free his feet and ran aft for help and to inform the duty officer. The alarm was raised and the crew mustered on the forecastle.  The pirates managed to escape with ships stores and merchandise. Local authorities were informed and the ship received no response. (IMB)


Container ship boarded on 24 April while anchored at 01:14 N – 103:35 E Singapore Straits. The container vessel was boarded by a group of pirates. They stole ships stores and later escaped. (IMB)

Currently Hijacked Vessels:

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Pirate Skiff Capability (Graphic courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office Warfighting Support Center)

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Ten-Day Piracy Small Boat Operations Weather Forecast (Graphic courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office Warfighting Support Center)

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