I had found it a bit curious that there are two piracy reports from
two different entities with the following:
THIS REPORT FROM OCEAN SHIELD:
Geographical Subregion: 61 Geographical Location:
12° 12' 00" S
64° 53' 00" E
Victim: MERCHANT VESSEL
WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Merchant vessel attacked in
12-12S 064-53E at 300232Z Oct.
Vessels may have been hijacked.
Vessels are advised to keep 100 miles clear of this position
THIS REPORT FROM GEO SPACIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY:
October 30 2010
WARNING Indian Ocean
Latitude: 12°12N Longitude: 064°53E
Alert number 454 / 2010.
At 0232 UTC on the 30 OCT a merchant vessel
was attacked by 2 skiffs in position 12°12N 064°53E.
** This Vessel is Pirated **
Now it is obvious that one report is wrong. What would be the odds
of two piracy hijackings with the identical coordinates, but one as
12-12N and one as 12-12S but both having the exact same East Coordinate
on the exact same day? Just for thought on accuracy of reporting.