Piracy alert 28/01/2015

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Piracy alert 28/01/2015

Location: Arabian Sea

A master has reported to the UKMTO that he sighted 4 skiffs on the ships head at a range of 8NM, at 5NM the skiffs split up into groups 2 skiffs approached the vessel’s port side and 2 skiffs approached the vessel’s starboard side. 1 skiff started to close on the port side and 4 persons were identified on-board, the master mustered the embarked armed security team to the port side and as the skiff closed to within 1NM they displayed their weapons resulting in all of the skiffs turning away. No weapons or ladders were seen and the reporting vessel and crew are safe.

Source: Master of Vessel