UKMTO receives report that armed group have boarded Liberia-flagged vessel off Somalia

DUBAI (Reuters) -United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and British maritime security firm Ambrey said on Thursday that a Liberia-flagged bulk carrier had reportedly been boarded by armed individuals southeast of Eyl, Somalia.

In its statement, UKMTO said that it received a report that five to six unauthorized armed persons have boarded the merchant vessel.

The vessel was destined for Khalifa bin Salman in Bahrain, according to Ambrey’s statement.

(Reporting by Clauda Tanios and Enas Alashray; Writing by Tala Ramadan; Editing by Jan Harvey and Alex Richardson)