ADVISORY NOTICE 003/MAR/2017 Update
1. Category: INTELLIGENCE ALERT.
2. Description: On 10 Mar 2017. Investigations are currently on-going following reports that a Yemeni Coast Guard vessel may have struck a mine in Yemeni Territorial Waters (TTW), in the vicinity of the port of Al Mukha. The advice previously issued in UKMTO advisory 001/Feb/2017 remains extant: Masters should consider increasing vigilance, maintain the furthest possible distance from the Yemen coast, transit the Bab el Mandeb strait during daylight hours and use the western TSS wherever possible.
3. Source: Reported to UKMTO by phone call at 102013 UTC.
4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.
Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215
Image: Soviet Contact Mines used by Iranian Navy (ASKET)