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EU Naval Force confirms fuel tanker has been pirated off north coast of Somalia

Brussels, 14/03/2017 - 04:39, UNIQUE ID: 170316_11
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EU News 52/2017

The EU Naval Force, which is currently operating off the coast of Somalia, has received positive confirmation from the master of the Comoros-flagged tanker, Aris 13, that his ship and crew are currently being held captive by a number of suspected armed pirates in an anchorage off the north coast of Puntland, close to Alula.

The attack came shortly after the master issued a mayday alert to say that two skiffs were closing in on his ship in the Gulf of Aden.


All available EU Naval Force assets are continuing to monitor the situation.

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