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UKMTO Advisory - suspicious skiffs seen between Bab el Mandeb and IRTC Point A #piracy #marsec


1. Category: Sighting

2. Description: At 260700ZSEP17 in posn 1208N 04415E (between Bab el Mandeb and IRTC Point A) , a Merchant Vessel reported sighting five skiffs with four POB, one skiff came within one cable. Armed Guards showed weapons and skiff changed direction. Vessel is SAFE.

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area.

3. Source: Email

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 UKMTO. 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

ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2017

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