A merchant vessel was reported under attack by pirates/1 skiff. At 1130Z(UTC)05/01/2013. 0300N 05152E (approximately 460 miles ENE of Mogadishu) Skiff white hull, 6 POB, SP Fired small arms and RPG.
This vessel managed to evade hijack.
Pirate Action Group assumed still in the area.
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