In a statement made by the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), it was stated that a merchant ship was raided by armed people off the coast of Eyl district of Somalia.

In the statement, it was stated that the crew of the ship, which was raided by a group of 5-6 people, entered the shelters.

Somali pirates hijacked 2 merchant ships in the region last month.

On the Somali coast, where piracy incidents have not been seen for about 10 years, hijackings started to occur again after the attacks of the Houthis in Yemen on commercial ships passing through the Red Sea.