Merchant vessel attacked by 1 skiff in posn 0720.4S 04837E C-211 S-13kts. Skiff closed to 1nm and vessel's armed security team delivered warning shots, skiff fired back at the vessel. Skiff had 4-5 POB and after shots it retreated. VESSEL IS SAFE
THIS ATTACK IS DEEMED TO BE CORRELATED WITH Attack Alert posted last 6th of November.
WHILE NAVIGATING IN THE REGION VESSELS ARE URGED TO OPERATE AT A HEIGHTENED STATE OF READINESS, IMPLEMENT SELF PROTECTION MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE VERSION 4 (BMP4) DATED AUGUST 2011.