ADVISORY NOTICE 001/JAN/2018
1. Category: SIGHTING
2. Description: In the last 12 hrs UKMTO has received information from three separate merchant vessels in an area centred on position: 14.46.N 041.58E, Southern Red Sea. Merchant vessels were approached up to 1 cable by up to three 7-10M rigid grey hulled boats with weapons, manned by up to 6 persons on each. None of the merchant vessels were attacked however all ships are advised to maintain a high state of vigilance as they transit the area.
3. Source: Reported to UKMTO via email and telephone
4. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.
THIS ADVISORY is not Classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UKMTO. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. UKMTO is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.
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ASKET Operations - Piracy & Maritime Security Alerts 2018