RED SEA – Yacht possibly hijacked 17-09-19

Southern Red Sea possible yacht hijacked.
RedSea 17-09-2019

On September 17th, 2019, around 1738 LT, in proximity of uninhabited island of Harmil, Eritrea, a sailing yacht was attacked by 6 armed pirates onboard a speedboat. The yacht was possibly hijacked, and crew kidnapped. No further news available at present time.

September 19th, 2019 update: Further information was released by UKMTO on the incident. It appears that the yacht, with 4 Russian nationals onboard, was seized by Eritrean coastguard and following an inspection was then released.

Approximate location: Southern Red Sea – 16°30’N/040°08’E


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