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.

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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.

MV approached by a dark hulled skiff near Posn: 1443.6N – 04205.6E (Bab-el-Mandeb).

MV approached by a dark hulled skiff near Posn: 1443.6N – 04205.6E (Bab-el-Mandeb).

25.06.2017: Posn: 1443.6N – 04205.6E.
As per our resources, a Merchant vessel was approached by one dark hulled skiff. This skiff had 8 POB (weapons sighted) near PSN: 1443.6N – 04205.6E (Bab-el-Mandeb). It approached to 3 cables on the port of the Merchant vessel and then continued south. The Vessel & Crew are SAFE. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Robbers approached a vessel near Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E, Mbaraki Terminal, Mombasa, Kenya

Robbers approached a vessel near Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E, Mbaraki Terminal, Mombasa, Kenya.

19.06.2017: Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E.
The Duty crew onboard a berthed product tanker noticed a robber attempting to board. He was trying to board the vessel via the poop deck using a hook attached with rope. Looking at this the crew informed the OOW in the cargo control room. As the robber approached the vessels railing the duty crew shouted eventually resulting in the robber to escape.

All crew are reported SAFE. A search made throughout the tanker stated that nothing was stolen. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

A Merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs with 6/7 POB near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.

A Merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs with 6/7 POB near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.

13.06.2017: Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.
As per our sources, a Merchant vessel was approached by four skiffs near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E [Bab-el-Mandeb]. These skiffs had 6/7 POB each. They approached at speed & followed for a good 10 minutes CPA 0.5 NM. AST showed weapons however the vessel & crew are reported SAFE.

Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Merchant vessel was approached by many skiffs with 4/5 POB near Posn: 1257N – 04306E [Bab-el-Mandeb].

Merchant vessel was approached by many skiffs with 4/5 POB near Posn: 1257N – 04306E [Bab-el-Mandeb].

03.06.2017: Posn: 1257N – 04306E.
As per our sources, a Merchant vessel was approached by a number of skiffs near Posn: 1257N – 04306E [Bab-el-Mandeb]. These skiffs had 4/5 POB with weapons onboard. There were 9 skiffs in this area however uncertain if they were working together.

There are no reports regarding any crew injuries or theft. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Vessel attacked in east of Muscat, Oman near Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E.

Vessel attacked in east of Muscat, Oman near Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E.

01.06.2017: 0430 UTC: Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E, Around 103 NM East of Muscat, Oman

As per our sources, Six persons armed with guns approached & fired upon a tanker underway in a skiff. This happened around 103 NM East of Muscat, Oman Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E. An alarm was raised; non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. The vessels speed was increased, evasive manoeuvres conducted and on-board armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the skiffs to scatter.

A mother vessel was also seen in the vicinity. Vessel is safe and there are no reports regarding any crew injuries. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.