ADVISORY NOTICE 002/JAN/2018
1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH
2. Description: Between 0815Z AND 0830Z, On the 09 JAN 2018 a MV in position 12 31.00N 043 29.10E (Bab el Mandeb Strait) was approached by 2 skiffs. 5 POB on each with faces obscured. Skiffs aborted approach at 3 cables (apparently due to rough seas). Vessel is SAFE.
3. Source: Reported to UKMTO via email and telephone
4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.
Mariners are recommended exercise extreme caution when transiting this area and comply with the self-protection measures within BMP4.
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.