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UKMTO - UKMTO Warning 002/Nov/18 - Vessel approached by 2 skiffsboats (Bab al Mandab) - #marsec #piracy

Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

 

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2018 - SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

 

1.         Description: On 03 NOV 2018 at approximately 05:45 UTC a Merchant Vessel in position: 1304.10N 04309.00E (Bab el Mandeb) was approached by 2 skiffs with 4/5 POB. The 2 skiffs approached to 8 cables at which point AST fired a warning flare, both skiffs then passed astern.  One of the skiffs then began a second approach, a further warning flare was fired and this skiff also turned away. Crew and vessel are safe.

 

VESSELS TRANSITING THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION

 

2.         Source: Reported to UKMTO via Email (Time Late).

 

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

 

 

 

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