ADVISORY NOTICE- Suspicious Approach in Bab el Mandeb Strait

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/MAR/2018 – Warning for seafarers to heighten security after a merchant vessel is approached by pirates in the Bab el Mandeb Strait.

  2. Description: 08 Mar 2018 at 0920 an MV in POSN 1232N 04327E (Bab el Mendeb Strait) was approached by 3 skiffs, 3-4 POB each. Vsl and crew are safe. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.
  3. Source: Reported to UKMTO via email and telephone

For updates on this and advice on future transits in HRAs contact ARX Maritime’s Security Consultants at or on +441313170048.

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