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UKMTO Warning - Suspicious approach - Bab-El- Mandeb #piracy #marsec


UKMTO WARNING 002/JUL/2017

WARNING-WARNING-WARNING

WARNING 002/JUL/2017

SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

On 25 JULY 17 at 1230 UTC. A merchant vessel was approached by 9 white hulled skiffs, 10 POB in each skiff in posn 14 53N 042 27E (Bab-El- Mandeb Strait North Bound). The skiffs closed to 2 cables and ladders were sighted. AST presence deterred. Vessel is currently being followed by 5 skiffs.

UPDATE WARNING 002/JUL/2017

On 25 JULY 17 at 1446 UTC. The merchant vessel is no longer being followed by 5 skiffs. The vessel and crew are safe.

Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.

UKMTO Watchkeeper

Email: watchkeepers@ukmto.org

Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215

Tel: +442392222060 Fax: +971(0)43094254 www.ukmto.org


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