Attack prompts warning.
BIMCO Security Advisory Update – Gulf Of Aden
Following further information regarding the incident reported off Mukalla Port at 242115ZApr16, BIMCO strongly advise all members to take note of the Maritime Coalition Coordination Cell (MCCC Bahrain) Notice below:
Following open source reporting of increased military activity in and around the Yemeni port city of Mukalla (see link below) and a maritime security incident overnight (see below report by UKMTO) please be advised that the security situation in the vicinity of the port has changed. Vessels using the port or operating nearby are advised to take additional security measures and proceed with caution. Multiple coalition warships are patrolling in the area and should be hailed on VHF Ch 16 by any vessel witnessing or subject to threatening behaviour.
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