The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) issued an update to a previous advisory noticed yesterday stating that the recently hijacked dhow had been released. The Casayr II was taken on Friday 24th March and was believed to be operating as a mothership off Socotra Island which was the scene of another piracy incident two weeks ago.
The dhow was released after the pirates took one skiff, food and diesel.
Full update below:
ADVISORY NOTICE 005/MAR/2017 UPDATE 4
Description: UKMTO has received further information on Hijacked Dhow: CASAYR II – No.30.
Position: 70nms from Qalansyia, Socotra Island. Position Unknown (Prob. Socotra GAP).
Info: The dhow has been released by the pirates after taking one skiff, food and diesel. The whereabouts of the Pirates is UNKNOWN.
Source: Phone call received by UKMTO 261042ZMAR17.
Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.
THIS ADVISORY is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UK MTO. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. UKMTO is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.