Somalia: Unknown assailants board Liberia-flagged cargo vessel 460 NM east of Eyl, Jan. 4

Unknown armed assailants boarded a Liberian-flagged cargo vessel approximately 460 NM (850 km, 530 miles) east of Eyl Jan. 4. Further information, including the status of the crew, remains unclear. The UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) is investigating the incident.

A heightened naval security presence is likely in the vicinity of the incident in the coming days. If confirmed as a piracy incident, further attacks and hijackings are possible.

Source: Crisis 24