Date: 28-Sept-17 Time: 1236UTC
Lat: 15°57.00 North Long: 052°29.00 East
Al Ghaydah, Southeast Yemen
The UKMTO has been informed via email from two separate sources, that a report had been heard on VHF CH16 from a tanker stating she was under attack 20nm Southeast of Al Ghaydah, Southeast Yemen. One small boat with five to six persons onboard approached the vessel and opened fire. The vessel has managed to escape the attack and has been reported safe. The vessel is proceeding to the next port.
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.