Date: 03-Apr-18 Time: 0915 UTC
Lat: 14° 29.30 North Long: 042° 11.20 East
Event: General Alert
Southern Red Sea
It has been reported that an incident has occurred on a vessel, 48nm Southwest of Al Hudaydah, Yemen.
UPDATE: OPS has received further information that the vessel is a tanker that has reported an explosion. No further information is available at this time. We will continue to investigate and update this alert accordingly.
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.