EAF Security Alert 001 - Vessel Approached Near IRTC Point Bravo

February 18, 2018
Michael Cleary

Date: 18-Feb-18                                Time: 0530 UTC  

Lat: 13°59.02   North                        Long: 051°40.01   East    

 

Event: General Alert

 

Gulf of Aden

It has been reported that a suspicious approach has occurred in the vicinity of Point Bravo, IRTC. No further information has been released, UKMTO have stated that this incident is still under investigation. Upon further receipt of confirmed information this alert will be updated accordingly.

 

UPDATE: Confirmation has been received stating that a yacht was approached by three skiffs. The Master reported the approaching skiffs to the UKMTO. A helicopter was deployed by a CTF51 Coalition vessel that was in the area and conducted some fly overs which resulted in the skiffs moving away.

 

Vessels within a 100 nautical mile radius should increase their anti-piracy deterrents in line with Best Management Practices 4. This should include increased twenty four hour anti-piracy watch keeping and radar monitoring. Vessel hardening should be checked and where appropriate bolstered.

 

Source: Clearwater

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