A Merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs with 6/7 POB near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.

A Merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs with 6/7 POB near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.

13.06.2017: Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.
As per our sources, a Merchant vessel was approached by four skiffs near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E [Bab-el-Mandeb]. These skiffs had 6/7 POB each. They approached at speed & followed for a good 10 minutes CPA 0.5 NM. AST showed weapons however the vessel & crew are reported SAFE.

Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.