EGC:  967 2006/01/30 00:14:39 SAFETY

FROM IMBPCI MA34199 30-JAN-2006 00:12:52 MSG593525 SENTOSA C LES

300001  utc  jan  2006

sitrep msg  p022/2006

this broadcast warns ships in passage in east africa, the indian sub
continent and south east asian waters regarding piracy and armed

warning warning warning

somalia � ne and eastern coast
36 incidents have been reported since 15.03.2005. heavily armed
pirates are now attacking ships further away from the coast. ships
not making scheduled callas at somalia ports are advised to keep at
least 200 nm from the somali coast.

part   (i)  one new incident added since report 28.01.2006

part  (ii)  recently reported incidents

11.01.2006 at 1600 lt in position 04:49n - 005:21e, 8 miles
sw of river, off ea oilfield, nigeria.
40 persons armed with guns in three canoes boarded a
pollution control ship underway. they vandalized the ship's
equipment and kidnapped four expatriate personnel. the
ship was engaged in a security role with 14 naval personnel
onboard. authorities informed.