Suspected Militants Approach Vessel off Hodeidah

December 8, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 07-Dec-17                                Time: 1830 UTC

Lat: 14°32.50   North                        Long: 042°47.30   East    

 

Event: Suspicious Approach

 

Bab el Mandeb

A report has been received from UKMTO that a sailing vessel has been approached 20nm Southwest of Hodeidah, by two skiffs with armed persons on board. UPDATE: EU NAVFOR have confirmed that the crew are reported safe and the vessel is continuing on its voyage. The sailing vessel was undertaking a voyage with two other vessels when it was approached by the skiffs. The persons onboard the skiffs fired their weapons as a warning. The Master of the sailing vessel increased its speed and altered course which resulted in the skiffs aborting their approach.

 

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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