Boarded Alert near IRTC

On 20 Aug 2020 that a Tanker, anchored 2 to 5nm off the coast of Somalia in position 1154N 05103E, had suffered mechanical issues and had been boarded by persons unknown. This was widely reported in Open Source media. Subsequent investigation by Combined Maritime Forces and EUNAVFOR units on scene have established that this was a case of armed robbery, which has since been resolved. The crew is safe and the vessel will proceed to its next port of call. The incident is assessed as closed.