Posted on February 26, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a second suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden within the space of two days. 

Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 26th of February

Location: Gulf of Aden

Position: 1256N 04817E


A yacht transiting through the Gulf of Aden encountered a suspicious approach in the morning of February the 26th. At approximately 08:30 UTC, a skiff approached the yacht and closed to within 1 cable distance. A ladder was sighted on the skiff. 


No further information is known at this time. 


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Posted in Piracy , Gulf of Aden , Bab El Mandeb , Middle East , Security

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