Posted on February 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden. 

Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 24th of February

Location: Gulf of Aden

Position: 1216N 04403E


A merchant vessel transiting through the Gulf of Aden encountered a suspicious approach in the morning of February the 24th. At approximately 07:15 UTC, two skiffs approached the merchant vessel and closed to within 1 cable distance. No further information is known at this time. 


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