M/V Attacked – GoA
Time: Not Confirmed
Position: Lat.’ N Long’ E
Nature of Report: Security
Blue Border Holdings has received various reports from credible sources of yet another attack on a merchant vessel in Bab El Mandeb. It is believed that the vessel was approached and attacked by a skiff with 4 POB in position Lat.12 02.48’N, Long. 043 06.91’E while en route to Sikka. If confirmed, this attack will be one of various other attacks and suspicious sightings that took place in this area in recent months. It is widely believed that at least 2 or more Pirate Activity Groups (PAGs), are active in this area. The ongoing conflict in Yemen is also adding to the risk factor for all merchant traffic transiting the area. Masters are reminded to implement full BMP4 measures and to remain extra vigilant, double lookouts on bridge wings and maintain constant radar watch.
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