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Sri Lanka, East of Galle - Possible Attempted Attack

By doina — last modified Jan 21, 2009 08:19 PM

Published: 2009-01-21 20:19:04
Topics: Piracy Reports 2008
Countries: Sri Lanka

On 29.01.2008 yacht "Cobra" underway, position 06:00.8N - 082:01.9E, 130nm East of Galle, Sri Lanka, when a red fishing boat with five men on board approached. Crew fired shots in the air and they aborted the attempt. The boat attempted to close with the yacht twice, at 0830 and 1100 UTC. Not clear if this was an attempted attack or not.

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