At 0424 UTC on 09 Oct 2012 a merchant vessel reported an approach by 1 white coloured skiff with 7-8 persons aboard at position 13 18N 057 17E.
***Vessel is SAFE***
UPDATE: At 0732 UTC a skiff was reported at 13 14N 057 20E with 6 persons and a ladder aboard.
Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution if in the vicinity, and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO.
Vessels should also report to UKMTO (UKMTO@eim.ae
or Telephone+971 50 552 3215) on entering the UKMTO Voluntary Reporting Area (VRA) bound by Suez, 78E and 10S.
Thereafter vessels should report their position, course and speed daily.
Throughout the UKMTO VRA vessels should implement Self Protective measures in accordance with Best Management Practices, please see http://www.shipping.nato.int/Pages/BMP.aspx