MV approached by skiffs- BeM

Date: 28.08.2017

Time: 0302 UTC

Location: Lat. 13 00.12’N, Long. 043 10.24’E

Source: UKMTO


On 28 August 2017 at 0302 UTC in position: 13°00.12’N, 043°10.24’E (Bab el Mandeb), a Merchant Vessel reported sighting 4 skiffs with 5 to 6 POB. Vessel reports seeing one ladder on board two of the skiffs, no weapons were sighted. The skiffs did not approach any closer than 0.8NM.  AST showed weapons and skiffs turned away.  Vessel is safe.

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