MAST Note: At the time of writing, UKMTO states that the report is ‘unconfirmed’. The Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) did have a presence in Eyl for some time and we are currently trying to confirm this incident with sources in the region.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has issued a report advising another ship has been hijacked off Eyl in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the second attack in under two weeks.
The UKMTO is reporting the ship, as yet not named, is now acting like a mothership on the hunt for further attacks. UKMTO acts as voluntary reporting scheme for the Indian Ocean.
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Security and Risk Report 29/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 366 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, a merchant ship has been boarded by armed men and