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UKMTO Advisory Notice - Maritime Security Incident - Yemen

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

 

ADVISORY NOTICE 004/OCT/16

 

Category: Maritime Security Incident - Yemen

 

Description: On Sunday 9 Oct 16 a  U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted in a failed missile attack from territory on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. This was a targeted attack on a military vessel and linked with the Yemen conflict. Guidance to international shipping remains in accordance with UKMTO Advisory 003/Oct/16 in that: masters can expect to see an increased coalition warship presence in the Bab el Mandeb straits and as a precaution, should consider the following: maintain the farthest possible distance from the Yemen coast, transit the Bab el Mandeb straits during daylight hours, use the western TSS, increase speed, maintain vigilance and report any unusual activity to UKMTO.

 

ADVISORY NOTICE 003/OCT/16

 

Category: Maritime Security Incident/SOLAS - Update

 

Description: On 1 Oct 16 UKMTO advised of a vessel on fire at 0102 UTC in posn 13 06N, 043 08E (Bab el Mandeb straits). Indications are this incident is linked with the Yemen conflict and was a targeted attack from ashore on a specific UAE flagged vessel. Masters can expect to see an increased coalition warship presence in the Bab el Mandeb straits and as a precaution, should consider the following: maintain the farthest possible distance from the Yemen coast, transit the Bab el Mandeb straits during daylight hours, use the western TSS, increase speed, maintain vigilance and report any unusual activity to UKMTO.

 

Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information

 

UKMTO Watchkeeper

Email: watchkeepers@ukmto.org

Emergency Tel: +971 5055 23215

Tel: +442392222060

Fax: +971(0)43094254

 

image: Yemen: Houthi Rebels may be in possession of the C802 long-range multi-purpose all-weather anti-ship missile system, capable of shipborne, airborne and shore-based launching and sea-skimming capability.

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