Somali Pirate Attack

Somali attack

NATO SC reports that pirates attacked a merchant vessel at 1645 UTC off the Somali coast yesterday, February 18th.

The reports states that pirates in two speed boats approached the merchant ship in position 07:14.N-052:17.2E and that weapons were used during the attack. The hijack was evaded due to the merchant ship enforcing anti-piracy measures on board. The report further states that the suspected pirates have been apprehended, although we await confirmation of this via other sources.