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UKMTO Advisory - Suspect Skiffs, Ladders and Hooks Approach a Merchant Vessel in the Red Sea #marsec


UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 002/APR 2017

1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH.

2. Description: On 03 April at 0530 UTC in position LAT 1310N LONG 04303E, an MV reported being approached by 6 light blue coloured skiffs with 5 POB on each skiff. Ladders and hooks were sighted. Vessel raised the alarm and armed guards took up position on bridge wings. After 2 – 3 minutes the suspicious skiffs left. MV IS SAFE.

3. Source: Reported to UKMTO by vessel via EMAIL at 0756UTC

4. 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 UK MTO. 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.


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