INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN: ATTACK ON VESSEL IN THE ARABIAN SEA
ATTACKED: UKMTO-IO #390 DATE: 28th April 2023
UKMTO has received a report of an attack on a vessel in the Arabian Sea. The incident occurred on 28th April 2023 at approximately 1531.838N 05213.688E, which is located 18 nautical miles south of Nishtun, Yemen.
According to the report, shots were fired at the vessel by three boats, each carrying three to four persons on board. The identity and motive of the attackers are currently unknown.
The incident highlights the continuing threat of piracy and armed robbery in the waters off the coast of Yemen and the wider Arabian Sea region. Ship masters and crew are reminded to remain vigilant and maintain a high level of security awareness, particularly when transiting the area.
All maritime authorities and vessels operating in the region are advised to exercise caution and report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities, including the UKMTO and regional naval forces.
Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.