Time: 0800HRS Z
Location: Lat. 12 28N, Long. 043 44E
Source: Phone call from CSO and Master
Event has not been verified by UKMTO as yet
Merchant Vessel sighted 5 skiffs with 4 to 5 POB in each skiff PSN 1228N 04344E (Bab-el-Mandeb). The Skiffs closest point of approach was 0.5NM and dropped back. Vessel and crew are safe. Mariners are reminded to exercise caution whilst transiting this area.3. Source: Phone call from CSO and Master.