MV was attacked by 4 skiffs near Posn: 14-08.7N – 048-57.3E (near Mukulla Port).

Website header21.11.2017: 1940 UTC | Posn: 14-08.7N – 048-57.3E
MV reported an attack from 4 skiffs near Posn: 14-08.7N – 048-57.3E (Near Mukulla Port). The incident is now complete; vessels and crew are reported safe. Mariners & vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

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A MV sighted 4 skiffs near Posn: 130012N – 0431024E (Bab El Mandeb).

28.08.2017: 0302 UTC | Posn: 130012N – 0431024E.
A Merchant vessel reported sighting 4 skiffs at 1302 UTC near Posn: 130012N – 0431024E. Each of these skiffs had 5 to 6 POB. Vessel also reported seeing one ladder on board two of these skiffs, no weapons were spotted. These skiffs did not approach any close to 0.8NM. AST showed weapons forcing the skiffs to turn away. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

A MV sighted 3 skiffs with ladders near Posn: 1250N – 04312E.

A MV sighted 3 skiffs with ladders near Posn: 1250N – 04312E.

19.08.2017: Posn: 1250N – 04312E.
A Merchant vessel at 0840Z was approached by 3 skiffs with 5 POB. Each of these skiffs had ladders on board. Armed security teams on board showed weapons which forced the skiffs to alter their course. Vessel and crew are reported safe. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

A MV sighted 7 skiffs at 1550 UTC near Posn: 13:12.38N – 042:58.25E.

A MV sighted 7 skiffs at 1550 UTC near Posn: 13:12.38N – 042:58.25E.

10.08.2017: 1550 UTC Posn: 13:12.38N – 042:58.25E.
A Merchant vessel sighted 7 skiffs at 1550 UTC near Posn: 13:12.38N – 042:58.25E around 16nm SW of Mocha, Yemen, Red Sea. Two skiffs closed to 1 cable then withdrew. Vessel and crew are reported safe. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

A MV was approached by a yellow metal hulled skiff near Posn: 2531N – 05725E.

A MV was approached by a yellow metal hulled skiff near Posn: 2531N – 05725E.

11.07.2017: 1120 UTC Posn: 2531N – 05725E
WARNING! A Merchant vessel was approached by 1 yellow metal hulled skiff near Posn: 2531N – 05725E. It had 2x POB with weapons. The skiff approached vessel midships to within 1 cable. AST fired warning shots and the skiff withdrew. Vessel and crew are reported safe. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Two robbers attempt to steal on a container ship near Posn: 14:22.46S – 040:42E, Nacala Anchorage, Mozambique.

Two robbers attempt to steal on a container ship near Posn: 14:22.46S – 040:42E, Nacala Anchorage, Mozambique.

02.07.2017: Posn: 14:22.46S – 040:42E
As per our sources, the Duty crew onboard an anchored container ship notices two robbers attempting to board. Looking at the same, an alarm was raised and the crew mustered. Spotting the crew alertness, those two robbers escaped without stealing anything.

Vessel is safe and there are no reports regarding any crew injuries. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.