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Hijacked Vessel Released 17 March 2017

DateTime: 14/03/2017 18:30:00 UTC
Area: Horn of Africa
Lat: 11°59'0 N
Lon: 50°46'0 E
Detail: UPDATE 3: Sri Lanka-flagged tanker, MV Aris 13, enroute Djibouti to Mogadishu was reported as having lost communications at 1154 UTC in position 12:01.67N - 051:27.25E, around 16nm NE of Somali coast, Indian Ocean. Puntland officials state the vessel was HIJACKED by pirates in 2 skiffs, one w/ armed POB, and headed towards Puntland coast. Coalition forces notified. Last known position 11:59N - 050:45E, off Alula town, Somalia. Reported 13 Mar. NAVIGATION WARNING released for NAVAREA IX 074/17 Gulf of Aden. RaasS Caluula. Charts BA 100, 2964, 2970, 4071 and 4704. M/V “ARIS 13” Hijacked by pirates at 1830 UTC in position 11:59N - 050:45E. 14 Mar. UPDATE 3: Puntland officials state hijacked vessel has been released, all eight crew are safe and freed and heading to safe port Bosasso. Report states no ransom demand paid, no conditions on release. Reported 16 Mar.
UNID: 4796
Action: UPDATE
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO

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