UKMTO Warning - ASKET Update: Explosion Breaches Hull of Merchant Vessel - Red Sea - #marsec #piracy
ADVISORY NOTICE 001/MAY/2018
1. Category: ATTACK
2. Description:. UKMTO have received a Time Late Report that at 2015 UTC 10 MAY 18, an MV was attacked in Position 1440N 04145E. Vessel and crew are safe. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.
3. Source: Reported to UKMTO via telephone
4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.
Saudi coalition forces reported that the Turkish bulker Ince Inebolu suffered an explosion of unknown cause while anchored about 70 nm off the port of Hodeidah, Yemen.
Images published in Houthi-controlled media show the Inebolu's hull plating bowed outwards and a large hole with jagged edges curled towards the exterior of the vessel. Additional small holes with edges pointing outwards were also visible in the weather deck.
The ships manager stated the vessel had been struck by a missile. The vessel was delivering wheat loaded in Russia.