EU Naval Force Calls for Vigilance Following Reports that a Dhow May Have Been Seized off the East Coast of SomaliaMarch 24, 2017 - 18:21
EU Naval Force staff are currently liaising with Somali and counter-piracy partners to verify reports that a dhow has been seized by a possible pirate action group off the north-eastern coast of Somalia.
EU Naval Force will issue more details once more information is known.
In light of the recent pirating of fuel tanker, MT Aris 13, on Monday 13 March 2017, vessels are reminded, in accordance with BMP4, to remain vigilant in the Indian Ocean and stay within the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor as they transit through the Gulf of Aden.
MT Aris 13 was released after being held by armed pirates for four days.
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