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Date: 3rd November 2018
Location: 130406N, 0430900E
REF: ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2018 - SUSPICIOUS APPROACH.
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.
Date: 1st November 2018
Location: 130640N, 0430830E
Ref: ADVISORY NOTICE 001/NOV/2018 - On 01 NOV 2018 at approximately 06:00 UTC a Merchant Vessel in
position 1306.40N 04308.30E (Bab al Mandab) was approached by 3
small boats with 4/5 POB. The closest point of approach on the Merchant Vessel was 1 cable. The crew and vessel are safe.
VESSELS TRANSITING THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION
Date: 16th October 2018
Location: 004900N, 0503000E
Ref: Warning 001/Oct/2018
A Merchant Vessel was attacked in position: 004900N 0505300E at
1234Z on the 16 OCT 2018. Shots fired at MV, on board AST returned fire. Skiff is no longer
visual and Master confirms vessel is SAFE. Vessels transiting the area are advised to
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