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Date: 11th July 2018
Location: 132200N, 0424500E
At 0810 utc on 11 July an MV reported sighting a group of skiffs in PSN – 1322N 04245E (Southern Red sea / Bab El Mandeb) One skiff with 8 POB approached to within 0.2NM and crew report sighting a ladder. No aggressive manoeuvres.
AST showed weapons and skiff withdrew.
Date: 4th July 2018
Location: 133320N, 0424010E
Reference Advisory 002 Jul 2018
Description: Time late report received: on 04 JUL 2018 at approximately 05.02 UTC an MV in position: 13 33.2N 042 40.1E (Approx. 5 miles south of Hanish Islands) reported being approached at speed by 3, white and blue hulled skiffs. Each skiff had 7/8 POB. The skiffs fired at the MV, embarked AST returned fire. The crew and vessel are SAFE.
VESSELS TRANSITING THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION
Location: 240202N, 0595538E
Ref - Advisory Notice 001/Jul/2018
On 04 JUL 2018 at approximately 09.50UTC a Merchant Vessel in position: 24 02 02N 059 55 38E (Gulf Of Oman) reported being approached at speed by 2 white hulled small craft with 4 POB. The closest point of approach on the Merchant Vessel was 500m. The crew and vessel are safe.
Date: 28th June 2018
Location: 050000S, 0650000E
UKMTO Notice 002/JUN/2018
1. BMP4 superseded by BMP5
2. Global Counter Piracy Guidance also issued, accessible via www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org
3. New Industry website also launched www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org
Date: 26th June 2018
Location: 133024N, 0424342E
REF: ADVISORY 002/JUN/2018
At 0708UTC on 26 June 2018 an MV in position 133024N 0424342E was approached by 2 speedboats with 8-10 POB in each. AST showed weapons and speedboats departed. Speedboats had previously approached 2 other MV’s in the vicinity. Vessel is SAFE.