Suspicious approach at 0530UTC in Posn: 1359.2N – 05140.1E

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Suspicious approach at 0530UTC in Posn: 1359.2N – 05140.1E

18.02.2018 | Posn: 1359.2N – 05140.1E
Warning! There was an suspicious approach at 0530UTC near Posn: 1359.2N – 05140.1E (In the vicinity of Port B IRTC). Vessel is safe. Mariners & Seafarers to exercise extreme caution near this area.

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MV was approached by 2 skiffs near Posn: 1231.00N – 04329.10E (Bab el Mandeb Strait).

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MV was approached by 2 skiffs near Posn: 1231.00N – 04329.10E (Bab el Mandeb Strait).

09.01.2018 | Posn: 1231.00N – 04329.10E
MV was approached by 2 skiffs near Posn: 1231.00N – 04329.10E (Bab el Mandeb Strait). The MV sighted 5 POB each skiff. The skiffs aborted the approach at 3 cables, apparently due to the rough seas. Vessels and crew are reported safe. Mariners & Seafarers to exercise extreme caution near this area.

 

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.