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10.04.2017 - IMB Report - Suspicios approach / Skiffs with weapons
Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert – 057/2017
092345 UTC Apr 2017
To: All ships transiting Southern Red Sea / Gulf of Aden / Off Yemen / Off Somalia
Warning Warning Warning
UKMTO ADVISORY - SUSPICIOUS APPROACH
09.04.2017 : 0315 UTC in position 14:20N - 053:11E, a merchant vessel reported a vessel closed to a distance of 1nm from their bow with additional four skiffs seen on their starboard beam at a distance of 0.5 nm. Four POB sighted on each skiff with weapons. AST showed presence and the vessels moved away. Vessel is safe.
Vessels are advised to remain vigilant and adhere to the latest bmp recommendations.
All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported.
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