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UKMTO Advisory - Armed Skiffs in Bab el Mandeb #marsec #piracy


1. Category: Sighting

2. Description: At 280800ZJUN17 a Merchant Vessel sighted 5 skiffs with 4 to 5 POB in each skiff PSN 1228N 04344E (Bab-el-Mandeb). The Skiffs closest point of approach was 0.5NM and dropped back. Vessel and crew are SAFE

Mariners are reminded to exercise caution whilst transiting this area.

3. Source: Phone call from CSO and Master.

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.

UKMTO Watchkeeper


Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215

Tel: +442392222060

Fax: +971(0)43094254

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