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Pirate Action Group operating off Somalia
Issued: 1 day, 17 hours ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
18 May 2024 - 00:30 CW Alert 014- (May 24) Indian Ocean Maritime incident Possible Pirates IMB
The IMB have received information from the Puntland Police, that a possible Pirate Action Group consisting of two boats crewed by both Somalian and Yemen nationals may be operating in an area off Garacad, Somalia (exact position not specified) since 1826UTC 17th May 2024. Vessels are advised to keep well clear of this location and exercise extreme caution if in the vicinity.

Live missile firing exercise, Gulf of Oman

It has been reported by the UKMTO that live missile firing will be conducted from 0400 to 1400 UTC 25 February 2024 in an area …

General cargo vessel struck by missile, Gulf of Aden

It has been reported that a general cargo vessel is on fire after being struck by a projectile, whilst underway approximately 60nm southeast of Aden, …

Coalition forces shoot down six Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Red Sea

Open-source reports state that between 01:30 and 02:30 UTC, a coalition warship and U.S. aircraft engaged and shot down six Houthi one-way attack Unmanned Aerial …

Unmanned Aerial Systems Activity Warning, West of Hodeidah, Yemen

UKMTO has received reports of heightened Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) activity 40nm to the west of Hodeidah, Yemen. Masters are requested to report any UAS …

Explosion and flash sighted, Red sea

The UKMTO have issued a late report categorising it as an attack. The report states that an explosion and a flash were sighted 40nm West …

Suspicious Approach on a Cargo Ship, Guinea-Bissau

It has been reported that there has been a suspicious approach on a cargo ship while underway approximately 160nm West of Eticoga Island, Guinea-Bissau. Three …

French Navy Frigate Shoots Down Two Drones, Southern Red Sea

Open Source reports have stated that the French Frigate ALSACE shot down two drones whilst operating in the southern Red Sea. (exact position not specified) …

Robbery on a Bulk Carrier, Indonesia.

It has been reported that two robbers armed with knives were seen in the engine room of a anchored Bulk Carrier at Panjang anchorage, Indonesia …

Robbery on a bulk carrier, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that four robbers holding gun-like objects were detected by crew in the engine room of a Hong Kong bulk carrier whilst …

Attack on a bulk carrier, Bab el Mandeb

It has been reported that a vessel has been attacked approximately 60nm North of Djibouti. The authorities are currently investigating. UPDATE: The Master of the …

Suspicious approach on a bulk carrier, Red Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that a vessel has been approached suspiciously 90nm West of Jizan, Saudi Arabia. The authorities are currently investigating. …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Red Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that there will be live firing excursive conducted from 0600 - 1200 UTC on the 20th of February …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Arabian Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that there will be live depth charge firing conducted from 1900 on the 19th of February to 1900 …

Attack on a bulk carrier, Gulf of Aden

The UKMTO has received a report of an attack on a vessel 100nm East of Aden, Yemen (exact position not specified). The authorities are currently …

Attack on a bulk carrier, Bab el Mandeb

It has been reported that a vessel has been attacked approximately 35nm South of Al Mukha, Yemen (exact location not specified). The authorities are currently …

Robbery on a LPG Tanker, Bangladesh

It has been reported that an LNG Tanker while anchored off Kutubdia anchorage, Bangladesh has been boarded by nine robbers from a local vessel. The …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Weapon Firing, Pakistan Coastline

It has been reported by the UKMTO that live weapon firing will be conducted on the 20th and the 21st of February 2024. Safety range: …

Unmanned underwater vessel and unmanned surface vessel destroyed by U.S. forces, Red Sea

Open-source reports state that between 12:00 to 17:00 UTC, the U.S. Central Command forces identified and destroyed an Unmanned Underwater Vessel an Unmanned Surface Vessel …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Pakistan Coastline

It has been reported by the UKMTO that there will be live depth charge firing and underwater demolition conducted from 1900 on the 17th of …

Robbery on a Container Ship, Bangladesh

It has been reported that a robbery has occurred while a container ship was anchored at Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh. The duty watchkeeper spotted four robbers …

Tanker hit by missile, Red Sea

It has been reported that a Panama-flagged tanker has been attacked 63nm Southwest of Hodeidah, Yemen. The Master of a nearby vessel confirmed that the …