MV York Likely Conducting Mothership Operations In The Indian Ocean
At 0303 UTC 29 December, the pirate-held MV YORK
, likely conducting mothership operations, was reported in position 0036N 05837E. The Singaporean-flagged tanker has been held by pirates since 24 October 2010.MV YORK
had left Mombasa on route to the Seychelles when she came under attack in the Somali Basin on 23 October by two skiffs, approximately 50NM East from Mombasa.MV YORK
, with a deadweight of 5,076 tons, has a crew of 17; one German (Master), two are Ukrainians and 14 are Filipinos.As recommended in the Best Management Practices, increasing speed and carrying out evasive manoeuvres is a proven deterrent to piracy attacks.
Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating within
100NM of the latest reported position of this vessel and maintain
maximum CPA with any ship acting suspiciously.
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Any suspicious activity should be reported to UKMTO in Dubai in the first instance (UKMTO@eim.ae or Telephone+971 50 552 3215).
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Submitted by: Glen Forbes