Security Alert: South Red Sea 25-Jun-17

June 26, 2017
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Date: 25/06/2017             Time: 1411UTC

Lat: 14°43.60   North       Long: 042°05.60   East


Event: General Alert


Bab El Mandeb

The UKMTO has issued an advisory after receiving a telephone call from the Master of a vessel, reporting that his vessel was approached by one dark hulled skiff, approximately 49nm West-southwest of Al Hudaydah, Yemen. There were eight persons on-board the suspicious vessel with weapons sighted. The skiff approached on the port side of the vessel to within three cables and then continued on a southerly course. The vessel has been reported as 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



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