Date: 07/03/2017 Time: 0915UTC
Lat: 13°12.00 North Long: 048°58.00 East
Event: Suspicious Approach
Gulf of Aden
It has been reported to the UKMTO via a telephone call at 0915 UTC that a vessel was approached and followed by two skiffs with between 16 to 20 armed men onboard. The skiffs followed the vessel astern for 40 minutes before aborting their pursuit. The vessel has been reported as being 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.