Date: 01-Mar-18 Time: Unknown
Lat: 13°05.06 North Long: 043°05.00 East
Event: General Alert
Bab el Mandeb
A report has been released stating a vessel was approached in the Bab el Mandeb area. A total of four skiffs, three white and one blue, approached to within 0.5nm. Each skiff had up to five persons on board, ladders were potentially sighted according to the report. The vessel has been classed as safe.
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.