Piracy Incident, Gulf of Aden

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A merchant vessel has reportedly issued a Mayday call on VHF Channel 16 after being chased by a single skiff in the IRTC. 

The report states that a Liberian-flagged cargo ship was pursued by one skiff in position 13:53N-051:10.3E, approximately 125nm South East of Mukalla City, Yemen. The ship’s Master increased speed to 14 knots and undertook evasive manoeuvres. Coalition naval forces are investigating.