Suspicious Approach- Bab El Mandeb

Date: 07/05/2017

Position: Lat.14 17.9’ N Long.042 21.3’E

Time: 1220UTC

Nature of Report: Security

Source: UKMTO

At 051220ZJUL17, a Merchant Vessel was approached by 7 skiffs in psn 1417.9N 04221.3E. Closest point of approach was 320 metres. 5/6 POB were sighted on each skiff with weapons. Vessel and crew are SAFE. Mariners are reminded to exercise caution whilst transiting this area.






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