Posted on December 05, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel noticed a suspicious approach while transiting through the Strait of Bab El Mandeb. 

Maritime Piracy Report - Bab El Mandeb, Gulf of Aden - Suspicious Approach - December 3rd 2019


Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 3rd of December

Location: Gulf of Aden, Bab El Mandeb

Position: 1232N – 04326E


A merchant vessel underway noticed a suspicious approach during the afternoon of December the 3rd, while transiting through the Gulf of Aden. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Bab El Mandeb, at approximately 14:50 UTC. 

A skiff approached the vessel to within a range of 2 nautical miles.

Vessel & crew are considered safe. 


ARX Maritime provide commercial risk management for vessels trading in high-risk areas, making sure that vessels adopt and implement the best risk management practices.

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.

Posted in Security , Bab El Mandeb , Gulf of Aden , Piracy , Suspicious Approach

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