Sunday 21 April 2024

Malta-flagged ship RUEN is underway, heading to the Somali coast

Transport Malta is currently monitoring the development of maritime security incident and
coordinating 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 . Earlier today, military assets deployed from EU Operation Atalanta and other regional
Maritime security coordinating centers intercepted the RUEN vessel and established initial
communication. The crew’s health status has been reported as satisfactory. On scene military assets
will continue to monitor closely the vessel’s movements, despite adverse weather conditions in the
area, as it navigates towards the northeast Somali coast.