Security Alert: Bab El Mandeb

June 28, 2017
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Date: 28/06/2017             Time: 0800UTC

Lat: 12°28.00   North       Long: 043°44.00   East


Event: General Alert


Bab El Mandeb

It has been reported by the UKMTO that they received a telephone call from the Master and Company Security Officer of a vessel stating that five skiffs had been sighted, each with four to five persons on board. The skiffs closed to a distance of 0.5nm and then dropped back. It has been confirmed that the vessel has armed security guards embarked. The vessel and crew are reported to be 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.

Source: Clearwater/IMB



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