Posted on November 04, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing through Bab El Mandeb; a 2nd vessel has been approached by suspicious skiffs. Vessel and crew safe.

 

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2018 - SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

 

  1. Description: On 03 NOV 2018 at approximately 05:45 UTC a Merchant Vessel in position: 1304.10N 04309.00E (Bab el Mandeb) was approached by 2 skiffs with 4/5 POB. The 2 skiffs approached to 8 cables at which point AST fired a warning flare, both skiffs then passed astern.  One of the skiffs then began a second approach, a further warning flare was fired and this skiff also turned away. Crew and vessel are safe.

 

VESSELS TRANSITING THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION

 

  1. Source: Reported to UKMTO via Email (Time Late).

 

  1. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.

 

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As part of this service ARX Maritime have designed the ABaC (anti-boarding and climbing) system. An anti-piracy barrier solution that denies pirates from boarding vessels that are vulnerable to attack in areas of high risk. The ARX ABaC system is designed to repel grappling hooks and ladders, significantly increasing the chances of company vessels and crew surviving unwanted pirate aggression. The ARX ABaC system is easily installed and provides a cost-effective alternative to razor wire.

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