Date: 06-Oct-17 Time: 0700UTC
Lat: 13°13.00 North Long: 050°30.00 East
Event: Suspicious Approach
Gulf of Aden
It has been reported that a vessel transiting the IRTC sighted two white hulled skiffs with ladders onboard. The two skiffs came within 1.2nm of the vessel before turning away. The crew and vessel are reported 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.