Date: 30/01/2015Time: 10: 08 UTC Lat: 07°.55.38 North Long: 077°.07.11East Aggressor: PIRATES Description of event:
ADVISORY A master of a merchant vessel has reported to the UKMTO at 10:08 UTC 30th January 2015, in position 07° 55.038 N 077° 07.118 E Speed 13.5 knots that he was approached by 1 blue hulled skiff, 6 meters long with a white band. Report states that 7 personnel were sighted wearing yellow raincoats and weapons where identified. The skiff approached the merchant vessel to a distance of 1.5 NM off her port quarter. The vessel took evasive measures and started fire pumps, the on board armed security team displayed weapons and fired warning shots into the air. The Skiff then ceased the approach. No ladders or outboard engines where sighted on the skiff.
Vessel reported as safe.