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UKMTO Advisory - Suspicious approach - IRTC Point B #piracy #marsec #UKMTO


1. Category: Suspicious Approach.

2. Description: On 29JUL17 between 16.30UTC – 17.30UTC , a Merchant Vessel in psn 14 16N 051 08E (In the vicinity of point B IRTC) was approached on 3 occasions by 1 skiff travelling at 25Kts on the MV’s starboard side . The closest the skiff approached the MV was 1 cable. The embarked AST fired warning shots and the skiff turned away. Vessel and crew are SAFE.

Mariners are reminded to exercise caution whilst transiting this area.

3. Source: Email from Master.

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

UKMTO Watchkeeper


Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215

Tel: +442392222060

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