Merchant vessel reported hijacked 305 NM northwest of Maldives

GAC Protective Solutions reports that a maritime security alert has been issued after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 0700N 06949E approximately 305 NM northwest of Male, Maldives on March 26.

The vessel was last reported to be stationary in position 0713N 06947E. No further details were available at the time of writing.

Vessels are advised to exercise caution in the vicinity of the attack, and in all extremities of the High Risk Area where pirate attacks are expected to increase as sea states continue to improve in the coming weeks.

March 26, 2012