Advisory Notice Shots Fired At vessel in Red Sea



  1. Category: ATTACK


  1. Description: At 1512UTC on 03 June 2018 an MV in position: 14 57.1N 042 05.8E (approx. 5NM West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island) was attacked by a skiff with 6 POB.  The skiff fired upon the vessel and AST returned fire before the skiff retreated.  Vessel is SAFE.


Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.


  1. Source: Reported to UKMTO via email.


  1. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.


THIS ADVISORY is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UKMTO.  This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region.  UKMTO is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.


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