Posted on October 16, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been fired upon near Mogadishu.


1. Category: ATTACK

2. Description: A Merchant Vessel was attacked in position: 004900N 0505300E at 1234Z on the 16 OCT 2018. Shots fired at MV, on board AST returned fire. Skiff is no longer visual and Master confirms vessel is SAFE. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise caution.

3. Source: Reported to UKMTO via email.

4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information

ARX Maritime have designed an anti-piracy barrier to prevent pirates boarding your vessel. The ARX anti-boarding and climbing barrier repels grappling hooks and ladders, significantly increasing the chances of your vessel and crew surviving a pirate attack. The system is easily installed and provides a cost-effective alternative to razor wire.

For more information contact the ARX team on +44 1313170048 or at

Posted in Safety , Security , Piracy , Attack , Mogadishu

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