Date: 14-Dec-17 Time: 0715 UTC
Lat: 13°56.30 North Long: 049°51.30 East
Event: Suspicious Approach
Gulf of Aden
It has been reported that a bulk carrier was approached whilst underway 60nm Southeast of Mukallah, Yemen. A total of three skiffs with four persons on board approached to within 200m. The vessel owner has confirmed the vessel is now safe and continuing on her voyage.
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.