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.