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Flash Report
Tuesday 01 September 2020
Waterfall at sunset
Gulf of Aden


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Incident Details

Incident Type: General Alert

Location: Gulf of Aden.

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 31 Aug 2020, 08:10 UTC.

Lat/Long: 12° 26.00 N - 043° 46.00 E

Alert Number: 980

Incident Description

It has been reported that a Singapore flagged tanker was approached whilst underway in the Southern area of the Babel Mandeb. There is conflicting information regarding the number of skiffs involved, however up to two skiffs with six persons onboard approached the vessel and came to within 300m of the tanker. The alarm was raised and the armed security team onboard displayed their weapons which resulted in the approach being aborted. No weapons or ladders were sighted onboard the skiffs, both the vessel and crew are reported as safe.


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