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RPG Attack Against Merchant Ship - Yemen Gulf of Aden #marsec


Date 25OCT2016

Location 8NM off Perim Island, Yemen

Type of incidents ATTACK

Lat. / Long. 12:32.6N – 043:32.8E

Source: UKMTO / NYA

Date: 25 October 2016, 1026 UTC

Description: A merchant tanker was approached by a small boat and the occupants fired an RPG at the vessel, the damage is unknown at this time. All crew are safe and the vessel has continued with her passage.

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ASKET Note:

The vessel attacked was the LNG Carrier Galicia Spirit.

The use of RPG'S in an attack against a vessel in this shipping choke point is very worrying.

Crews are advised to maintain a good lookout by radar and enhanced watchkeepers, crew should take cover in pre designated areas away from the side of any threat if possible and be prepared to fight any fires caused by an exploding warhead.

Please see ASKET RPG Attack Guidelines - 'ROCKET ATTACK STARBOARD' 'TAKE COVER PORT' http://www.asket.co.uk/single-post/2016/10/27/RPG-Attack-Guidelines

More advice is available from ASKET on request including free Emergency Bridge cards and the ASKET Maritime Security App (iOS and Android) which contains guidance on training and rehearsals fo