Pirate Alert: Suspicious Approach off Somali Coast

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MSC-HOA reports a Suspicious Approach off the Somali coast today.

According to the report, an unnamed merchant ship was approached by two skiffs in position 01:34.4S-041:48.5E at 1400 UTC.

MSC-HOA advises all vessels in the area to keep clear of this position. Given the location, it’s likely that the ship in question was another local vessel transiting from Kenya to Somalia itself. There are very few Western merchant ships which would travel so close to the Somali coast these days, and fewer still in the Somali Basin without armed protection.

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