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03.04.2017 - IMB Report - Suspicious Approach in Southern Red Sea
Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert – 051/2017
030900 UTC Apr 2017
To: All Ships Transiting Southern Red Sea / Gulf of Aden / Off Yemen / Off Somalia
UKMTO Advisory - Suspicious Approach
03.04.2017 at 0530 UTC in position 13:10N - 043:03E, Southern Red Sea.
An MV reported being approached by 6 light blue coloured skiffs with 5 POB on each skiff. Ladders and hooks were sighted. Vessel raised the alarm and armed guards took up position on bridge wings. After 2 – 3 minutes the suspicious skiffs left. MV is safe.
Vessels are advised to remain vigilant and adhere to the latest BMP recommendations.
All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported.