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26.06.2017 - IMB Report - Suspicious approach
Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert – 114/2017
To: All Ships Transiting Southern Red Sea / Gulf of Aden / Off Yemen / Off Somalia
UKMTO Advisory - Sighting
At 251411 UTC Jun 17, a merchant vessel was approached by one dark hulled skiff with 8 POB weapons sighted in position 14:43.6N - 042:05.6E, Bab-el-Mandeb, Red Sea. Skiff approached to 3 cables on the port of the merchant vessel and continued south. Vessel safe. Mariners are advised to exercise caution whilst transiting this area.
Vessels are advised to remain vigilant and adhere to the latest BMP recommendations.
All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported.
IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
24 Hours Anti-Piracy Helpline+603 2031 0014 Fax: +603 2078 5769