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May 24th, 2010
05:35 PM ET

E-mail warnings to the Maersk Alabama prior to attack

From: Maritime Assistance Center
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 6:36 PM
To: Maersk Alabama – Master
Subject: Securewest International Alert!

URGENT * * * URGENT * * * URGENT

SECUREWEST INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ASSISTANCE CENTER

REGION: Indian Ocean

DATE ISSUED: 06 Apr 2009

M/V Hansa Strvanger was hijacked in Indian Ocean.

The German owned container ship M/V Hansa Stavanger was hijacked by Somali
Pirate at 0530UTC on 04APR09, at position 02 40S and 048 03E. The pirates
are in control of the vessel and sailing to an undisclosed location. No
further information was obtained or crew information. All are advised to
take precausionalry mearsures while transiting in this area.

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From: Maritime Assistance Center
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 3:21 PM
To: Maersk Alabama – Master
Subject: Securewest International Alert!

URGENT * * * URGENT * * * URGENT

SECUREWEST INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ASSISTANCE CENTER

REGION: Indian Ocean

DATE ISSUED: 03 Apr 2009

Vessel Attacked by Pirates

At 1400 UTC, on 02APR09, a container vessel- M/V CMA CGM Azteca was attacked
by two blue pirate skiffs launched by a mother vessel in position
05.31N-056.32E. Each skiff had 4 armed pirates dressed in green uniforms.
Small arms were fired at the contained vessel, which increased to maximum
speed and executed evassive maneuvers. At 1424 pirates reduced speed and
gave up.

It is recommended that all vessels not making scheduled calls to ports in
Somalia, Kenya or Tanzania keep as far from the Somali coast as possible.

MSCHOA now advise that vessels should consider maintaining a distance of
more than 600 nautical miles from Somalia coastline, and when routing
north/south consider keeping East of 60E Longitude until East of the
Seychelles.

All vessels transiting the area and not able to keep 600 nm off the Somali
coast are advised not to approach closer than 50nm from the position given
in this report and maintain maximum CPA with any ship acting suspiciously.

While navigating in the region, vessels are urged to operate at a heightened
state of readiness, maintaining strict 24 hour anti-piracy visual and radar
watches, actively implement recommended anti-piracy measures and regularly
report their position/course/speed to UKMTO.

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From: Maritime Assistance Center
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 10:43 PM
To: Maersk Alabama – Master
Subject: Securewest International Alert!

ROUTINE SECURITY UPDATE * ROUTINE SECURITY UPDATE

SECUREWEST INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ASSISTANCE CENTER

REGION: Indian Ocean

DATE ISSUED: 01 Apr 2009

UKTMO Piracy Warning

A piracy alert has been raised by the United Kingdom Maritime trade
Organization's Maritime Security Center.

Alert type : Pirate Attack

Location : Indian Ocean

Latitude : 08 30S

Longitude : 046 30E

On 27 or 28 MAR a passenger ship was hijacked, the location given above is
the estimated position of the attack

On 27 or 28 MAR a passenger ship was hijacked, the location given above is
the estimated position of the attack.

It is recommended that all vessels not making scheduled calls to ports in
Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania keep as far from the Somali coast as possible.
Vessels should consider maintaining a distance of more than 600 nautical
miles from Somalia coastline, and when routing north/south consider keeping
East of 60E Longitude until East of the Seychelles.,

While navigating in the region vessels are urged to operate at a heightened
state of readiness, maintaining strict 24 hour anti-piracy visual and radar
watches, actively implement recommended anti-piracy measures and regularly
report their position/course/speed to UKMTO.

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