Here is the latest extract of piracy
activity - what is significant are the location reports outside the Gulf of Aden - ie .. The Southern Red Sea and
the seas off Oman. This is important information for cruisers using the passage
from the Indian Ocean
. The East to West flotillas congregate in Salalah - Oman before entering the G of A.
01:03.2010: Gulf of Aden
Pirates attacked and hijacked an oil
tanker under way. Pirates have control of the ship and have taken the ship to an unknown location in Somalia
. Further details awaited.
03.03.2010: 0628 UTC: Posn: 13:37N – 042:58.5E, Southern Part of Red Sea.
Two pirates in different boats chased and attempted to board a chemical tanker underway. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres, mustered all crew and started water
spray. Master contacted a coalition warship and the warship provided assistance. No injuries to crew and no damage to ship.
02.03.2010: 0345 UTC: Posn: 12:38.4N – 044:47.4E, Gulf of Aden.
Four pirates in a skiff chased and attempted to board an oil
tanker underway. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres and fire hoses were activated. After about one hour of chasing the pirates aborted the attempted.
02.03.2010: 0530 UTC: Posn: 15:33N – 059:53E, 230nm off Oman coast, Arabian Sea.
Five pirates in a skiff approached a chemical tanker underway and attempted to board her. Master raised alarm
, took evasive manoeuvres and contacted coalition forces for assistance. Pirates aborted the attack due to the evasive manoeuvres and anti-piracy measures taken by the ship.
28.02.2010: 0350 LT Posn: 12:32.5N – 043:26.0E, Bab Al Mandeb, Southern Tip of Red Sea.
D/O onboard a product tanker noticed on radar
two crafts sailing parallel to the tanker. The crafts then started approaching the vessel. Alarm
raised and crew mustered on bridge. Anti piracy
measures including use of floodlights to track the crafts and recorded sounds of dogs
barking activate. Master took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed and transmitted mayday messages. A naval vessel announced that they are proceeding to the location. At 0415 LT, the crafts aborted the attack.