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NATO warns hijacked vessel still being used as mother ship

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pirateflagNATO  is warning that although the recently hijacked MV SINAR KUDUS is now moving south towards the Somali coast, it can still conduct pirate mother-ship operations in the Arabian Sea area.

Today (March 22) at 0550 utc  the SINAR KUDUS was reported in position 14 20N 057 11E, Course: 228 / Speed: 11kts

SINAR KUDUS is the unarmed ship seized by Somali pirates March 16, that was used the next day to support a pirate  attack on the MV EMPEROR, which did have armed security on board with the result that the attack failed.

See earlier report


March 22, 2011

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