Malta flagged ship hijacked off coast of Somalia: Latest

Transport Malta continues to monitor the situation in cooperation with the Armed Forces of Malta in liaison with the European Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta and other government competent entities and their respective international partners.

The RUEN has crossed the Arabian Sea initially heading towards the north-eastern coast of Somalia and then navigating southwards towards Eyl. The military assets deployed from EU Operation Atalanta and the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) continued to follow and monitor closely the RUEN vessel movements on her southbound heading. The ship is currently anchored at 2.5 nautical miles of the coast at Baqbaq
Somalia closely monitored by an EU Operation Atalanta vessel.

Photo of the MV Ruen courtesy EUNAVFOR