Posted on July 02, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occured in the Strait of Bab El Mandeb.

Bab El Mandeb - Suspicious Approach - July 1s Piracy


Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 1st of July

Location: Yemen, Bab El Mandeb

Position: 125180N 0431497E


A merchant vessel transiting through the Bab El Mandeb was approached by three skiffs each with 5 POB, during the early morning hours of July the 1st. The incident occurred at approximately 08:40 am UTC. 

The three skiffs approached within 0.1 nautical miles. The merchant vessel's Armed Security Team showed their weapons and the skiffs proceeded to depart.

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 , Piracy , Bab El Mandeb , Middle East , Suspicious Approach

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