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UKMTO NOTICE UKMTO NOTICE 001/JUL/2017 Category: Notice Description: Released on behalf of Combined Maritime Forces CMF LATEST ADVICE TO MARITIME COMMUNITY dated 16 July 2017 Recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb have highlighted there are still risks
On 11 JULY 17 at 1120 UTC. A merchant vessel was approached by 1 yellow metal hulled skiff. There where 2x POB with weapons. The skiff approached vessel midships to within 1 cable in position 2531N 05725E. AST fired warning shots and the skiff withdrew.
VESSEL AND CREW ARE SAFE.
Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.
East Africa and the Indian Ocean Yemen: Gunmen approach vessel 50 nm off Hodeidah 25 June A merchant vessel reported that it was approached by one dark-hulled skiff 50 nm west of Hodeidah at 1711 hrs local time. Weapons were sighted on board the skiff, which had eight persons on board and came within 3 cables of
East Africa and the Indian Ocean Yemen: Skiffs chase merchant vessel in Bab el Mandeb 13 June A merchant vessel reported it was approached by four skiffs with six to seven persons on board each at 1650 hrs local time 11 nm off the Yemeni coast in the Bab el Mandeb. The skiffs came within 0.5 nm of the vessel,
East Africa and the Indian Ocean Yemen: Skiffs approach merchant vessel off Perim Island 5 June A merchant vessel reported that eight or nine suspicious skiffs approached the vessel 9 nm southeast of Perim Island in the Bab el Mandeb strait, and that weapons were sighted on the skiffs. The skiffs came within 1 nm of the