Incident Type: -
f. Suspicious Approach/ Activity
Region: - Indian Ocean / Gulf of Aden / IRTC
Authority/ Reported By: - Dryad Global
Position: - 12° 15.0’N, 044°40.0’E
Reporting indicates that vessel has been approached whilst transiting Eastbound MSTC 55nm SW Aden. Reports indicate that the vessel was approached resulting in the embarked AST firing warning shots. The skiffs were said to have withdrawn. Further reporting indicated that a further vessel 12nm East reported a similar approach after this initial incident. It was reported that up to 6 skiffs were sighted within the area, it remains unclear how many skiffs approached the vessels. No weapons or ladders reported at this time.