Armed Men Storm Liberian-Flagged Cargo Vessel off Somali Coast

Update (1036 EST): UKMTO has confirmed that five armed men stormed the ships and the crew has mustered in the ship’s citadel.

At approximately 0927 EST, the United Kingdom maritime Security company Ambrey reported that armed men had boarded a Liberian-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Eyl, Somalia.

By 1000, the United Kingdom Maritime Transportation Operations authority announced that a vessel had suffered an incident about 460NM East of Ely, Somalia.

Coalition officials have not confirmed this incident as of this publication and the status of the ship is still unknown. This is developing.