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UKMTO Warning - Bab el Mandeb - 4 skiffs with 5 to 6 POB Ladders Seen #piracy #marsec

ADVISORY NOTICE 004/AUG/2017 1. Category: SIGHTING 2. Description: On 28 August 2017 at 0302 UTC in position: 13°00.12'N, 043°10.24'E (Bab el Mandeb), a Merchant Vessel reported sighting 4 skiffs with 5 to 6 POB. Vessel reports seeing one ladder on board two of the skiffs, no weapons were sighted. The skiffs did not approach any closer than 0.8NM. AST showed weapons and skiffs turned away. Vessel is safe. 3. Source: Reported to UKMTO by the vessel via EMAIL at 0840 UTC 28 Aug 17. 4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information. This ADVISORY 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 Email: Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215 Tel: +442392222060 Fax: +971(0)43094254

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