Date: 09-Jan-18 Time: 0830 UTC
Lat: 12°31.00 North Long: 043°29.1 East
Event: Suspicious Vessel
Bab el Mandeb
It has been reported that a vessel was approached by two skiffs. Each of the skiffs had five persons embarked with their faces obscured. They managed to approach to within six hundred metres before turning away due to rough seas.
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.