1.         Category: SIGHTING
2.         Description: In the last 12 hrs UKMTO has received information from three separate merchant vessels in an area centred on position: 14.46.N 041.58E, Southern Red Sea.  Merchant vessels were approached up to 1 cable by up to three 7-10M rigid grey hulled boats with weapons, manned by up to 6 persons on each. None of the merchant vessels were attacked however all ships are advised to maintain a high state of vigilance as they transit the area.
3.         Source: Reported to UKMTO via email and telephone
4.         Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.