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UKMTO Advisory Notice Reported Attack 30 October 2017


  1. Category: REPORTED ATTACK
  2. Description: Reports received by UKMTO that at 0748UTC on 24 October 2017, a Wooden Vessel in position: 1150.0N 05435.0E, (IVO SOCOTRA ISLAND) was attacked by Pirates. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area.
  3. Source: 3rd Party Reports.
  4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.


Update received 26/10/2017:

U.S. Navy and Japanese Naval forces responded to a report that an Iranian fishing boat that was being reportedly attacked by pirates off Yemen.

According to a press release from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, the Navy received a call for help from the Iranian Coast Guard on Monday. The Iranian Coast Guard reported the pirate attack, south of Socotra, Yemen, and requested assistance for the boat.

According to the release, a Navy boarding team from the Howard provided medical aid to three civilian mariners; provided food and water to the boat crew; and made repairs to the vessel.

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