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UKMTO Alert - Maritime Security Incident/SOLAS


Category: Maritime Security Incident/SOLAS

​Description: Merchant Vessel owners/operators are advised that on 1 Oct 16 at 0102 UTC an MV was reported to be on fire in the Bab El Mandeb straits approx. 8nm off the Yemen coast in posn 13 06N, 043 08E.

Merchant vessels nearby rendered assistance until arrival of military assets, crew have been rescued and are safe. Investigations are ongoing as to the cause of the fire. Merchant Vessels should proceed with caution and heightened vigilance when transiting near Yemen TTW reporting any similar incidents to UKMTO.

Source: Reported to UKMTO by Telephone

Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.

THIS ADVISORY is not Classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UKMTO. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. UKMTO is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.

UKMTO Watchkeeper


Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215

Tel: +442392222060

Fax: +971(0)43094254

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