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UKMTO Advisory 002/Feb 17 Merchant Vessel followed by a skiff with 6 Armed Men, RPG in Gulf of Aden


ADVISORY NOTICE 002/FEB 2017

1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH.

2. Description: On 12 February 2017 at 0530 UTC in position LAT-15* 06.57' N LONG- 052*

28.85' E, an MV reported being followed by a skiff with 6 Armed POB. The skiff approached from the Port side and crossed the vessels Bow to the Starboard side. The Captain reported sighting an RPG and Heavy Weapons.

The MV sounded alarm, increased speed, and activated hoses. AST showed their weapons to the skiff, who then altered their course and moved away. MV is safe.

3. Source: Reported to UKMTO by vessel via email at 120530ZFEB17

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

UKMTO Watchkeeper

Email: UKMTO@eim.ae

Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215

Tel: +442392222060

Fax: +971(0)43094254


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