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Bulk Carrier Reportedly Boarded in Eastern Indian Ocean off Yemen

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December 14, 2023

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A Malta-flagged, Bulgarian-owned bulk carrier was reportedly boarded on Thursday after being involved in an incident in the eastern Indian Ocean off Yemen's Socotra Island, British maritime security company Ambrey said in an advisory note.

An Iranian-flagged fishing vessel in the area had switched off its AIS transponder six hours before the incident close to where the bulk carrier appeared to come adrift, Ambrey said.

"The Iran-flagged fishing vessel had previously been operating offshore Somalia," Ambrey added.

(Reuters - Reporting by Jana Choukeir and Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Alex Richardson)