The UKMTO has received a report of a vessel under attack in position 15°31’N 052°13’E, 18nm south of Nishtun in Yemen. Shots fired at vessel from three (3) boats with 3-4 POB on each.
SINGAPORE/ABIDJAN, April 11 (Reuters) – A Singapore-registered oil tanker was boarded by “unidentified persons” about 300 nautical miles (555 km) off Ivory Coast in the Gulf of Guinea, the city-state’s port authority said.
The Gulf of Guinea has become a hotspot for global piracy in recent years, although incidents have dwindled since 2021 as national authorities stepped up security efforts, helped by foreign naval ships, the United Nations says.
UKMTO has been made aware of increased Unscrewed Aerial System (UAS) activity in the Northern Indian Ocean. Activity levels are approaching highs last experienced in February 23. All vessels transiting the VRA are advised to exercise caution and report suspicious activity to UKMTO Watchkeepers.