23 MAY 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of a Merchant Vessel (MV) being boarded in position 0116S 05107E by an unknown number of unauthorised persons from two small craft. 420NM southeast of Merca, Somalia. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. source : UKMTO

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23 MAY 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 98NM south of Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Update 001: The Master of the Merchant Vessel reported a missile impacting the water in close proximity to his port side. The Master reports vessel and all crew are safe and proceeding to next port of call. Authorities are investigating. Vessels…

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10 MAY 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 195NM east of Aden, Yemen. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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29 APRIL 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 54NM northwest of Al Mukha, Yemen. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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25 APRIL 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 15NM southwest of Aden, Yemen. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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24 APRIL 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 72NM east southeast off the port of Djibouti. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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SECURITY NOTIFICATION – 19 APR 2024

UKMTO are aware of media reports of an Israeli military strike against Iran. Vessels transiting the Arabian Gulf and Western Indian Ocean may observe increased UAS activity in the region. There are currently no indications commercial maritime vessels are the intended target. Masters are requested to report any suspicious activity, and UAS activity, to UKMTO…

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13 APR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 50NM northeast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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Maritime power shapes the world order – and is undergoing a sea change (by Dryad Global)

Recent attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on commercial and military vessels in the Red Sea have rekindled concerns about maritime security. Centuries of Western dominance at sea facilitated global power projection and secured vital trade routes. However, emerging powers and insurgent groups now challenge this supremacy. The Houthi assaults have disrupted global maritime trade, raising…

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07 APR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 59NM south west of Aden, Yemen. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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3 APR 2024 – ELECTRONIC INTERFERENCE

UKMTO has received a report of a vessel experiencing disruption to electronic navigation systems (GPS/AIS) between 2 nd April 2300UTC and 3 rd April 0100UTC, 95NM east of Ras Al Zour, Saudi Arabia. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any Irregular Activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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1 APR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 150NM north west of Al Hudaydah. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source : UKMTO

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23 MAR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO is aware of an incident 23NM west of Mukha, Yemen. A vessel was struck by an unidentified projectile. The resulting fire was successfully extinguished by the crew. Vessel and crew reported safe. Vessel continuing to next port of call. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source…

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21 MAR 2024 – ATTACK

Alert Description UKMTO has received a report of an incident 102NM South East of Nishtun, Yemen. Master reported 1 small craft approached within approximately 1 cable of the vessel. Armed Security Team and small craft occupants exchanged small arms fire. Small craft then departed the area. Vessel and crew are reported to be safe and…

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20 MAR 2024 – SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 160NM southeast of Salalah, Oman. The master has reported a suspicious approach by a small craft astern, approximately 0.3NM from the vessel. The small craft had a visible ladder and carried seven crew members. It followed the vessel for approximately 20 minutes. In response, the armed security…

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17 MAR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 85NM east of Aden, Yemen. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source: UKMTO

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15 MAR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 76NM west of Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Following a daylight inspection of the vessel the Master has reported that the vessel has not been hit and not received any damage. The crew are reported safe and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call. Authorities continue…

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15 MAR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 65NM west of Al Hudaydah, Yemen Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Source :UKMTO

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14 MAR 2024 – ATTACK

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 50NM southeast of Aden, Yemen. The vessel’s Master reports an explosion at a distance astern of the vessel, the vessel has sustained no damage and the crew are reported safe. The vessel is proceeding to its next port of call. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to…

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12 MAR 2024 – BOARDING

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 600NM east of Mogadishu, Somalia. The Company Security Officer reports vessel boarded by multiple persons from two craft, one large and one small. Unauthorised persons now have control of the vessel. Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to…

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