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Merchant Vessel approached by Skiffs in the BaM - UKMTO Advisory 002/ Dec 16


1.            Category: Irregular Activity.

2.            Description: On 22 December 2016 at 1025 UTC in position 12 40.8N 043 20.3E, an MV reported being approached by 2 high speed boat with 5 POB in each boat on the port and starboard quarter. The closest speed boat got to 0.3nm. MV sounded alarm, increased speed, and activated hoses.  AST showed their weapons to the speed boats, who then altered their course and moved away. MV is safe.

3.            Source: Reported to UKMTO by vessel via email at 232249ZDEC16

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

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