Island Ambush

An unnamed merchant ship is reported to have escaped from an attack by pirates in two skiffs at position 05 35S and 040 20E.

The position places the attack near the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba.

According to reports the skiffs carried three pirates each, armed with small arms and RPGs. Ladders and assorted pieces of pirate paraphenalia were seen by crew on the merchant ship before it made its escape.

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