09 Jan January 09th
On January 09th, between 08:15 UTC and 08:30 UTC, in position 12° 31.0 N – 043° 29.1 E, Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, a Merchant Vessel was approached by 2 skiffs with 5 POB each, having their faces obscured. Skiffs aborted approach at 3cables (apparently due to rough seas).
Vessel and crew reported safe.
Mariners are recommended to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area and comply with self-protection measures within BMP4.
Any suspected or actual piracy activity should be reported at:
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