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UKMTO Advisory groups of vessels likely fishing in vicinity of IRTC Pt. B #piracy #marsec

ADVISORY NOTICE 001/FEB/2018 1.         Category: SIGHTING 2.         Description: 20 Feb 2018 - UKMTO has received a number of reports relating to the sighting of groups of small boats operating in the vicinity of Point B at the eastern end of the IRTC (approximately: 1428N 05300E). No aggressive behaviour or pirate paraphernalia has been observed and it is assessed that the sightings are most likely related to an increase in fishing activity in the area.  Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution. 3.         Source: Reported to UKMTO via email and telephone 4.         Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information. UKMTO Watchkeeper Email: Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215 Tel: +442392222060 Fax: +971(0)43094254

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