UKMTO has issued two Advisories and no Warnings this week.
1. Two Advisories were issued after UKMTO received two separate incident reports from vessels transiting the Southern Red Sea in the vicinity of the Bab el Mandeb straight (BeM). The ships reported being approached by 3 - 4 skiffs which closed to within 1 cable.
The AST on both vessels responded and the skiffs broke off their approach. These incidents took place at first light and may be linked to local fishing activity, however, masters and ship owners are reminded of the need to remain vigilant at all times while transiting the BeM (see page 3).