Suspicious Approach on IRTC

A suspicious approach took place on the 24th of October 2019, 16:06 UTC at position: 13° 34.7’N – 050° 33.0’E in the IRTC whilst the vessel was sailing towards point B.

One suspicious skiff fast approached the Tankers bow, closed distance, manoeuvred and finally closely approached her from astern, as you can see from the ship’s ECDIS video.


The AST on board fired warning shots and the skiff eventually turned away towards the Yemeni coast.

UKMTO alerted.

Source: SAPU safeguarded vessel