Incident of piracy inside EEZ of Maldives

Mar 26, 2012 - 05:13
  • A google earth image of the area of the piracy incident: The incident had occured 190 miles north-west of Haa Alif Atoll Hoarafushi marked by "A" in the map. PHOTO/ GOOGLE EARTH

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has confirmed that an incident of piracy had occurred 7 miles inside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Maldives.

17:28  MNDF just said that the vessel victim to the piracy was a cargo ship from Bolivia and the ship is being led away from the Maldives.

16:38  Whether the vessel which was victim to the piracy was from the Maldives had also not been established, MNDF said.

16:12  MNDF media official revealed based on reports that the incident took place 190 miles north-west of Haa Alif Atoll Hoarafushi in the morning.

“One of our vessels is now en-route to the area of the incident. We only know that an incident had taken place,” official added.

MNDF has revealed that the vessel which had is believed to be a cargo ship from Bolivia


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