Gulf of Aden Security Alert: Vessel Approached by 3 Skiffs on 14-Dec-17

December 14, 2017
Michael Cleary

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.

 

Source: Clearwater

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