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.