Suspicious Approach - 351nm NNE Socotra

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Reporting from UKMTO indicates that an MV was approached by two small crafts with four POB on each. The crafts are reported to have come within 0.5nm of of the vessel. A larger craft and a third small craft were sighted within the vicinity. MV increased speed and suspicious crafts departed area. Vessel and all crew safe.

The details of the event would indicate that this was not a maritime security incident however vessels should continue to ensure vigilance and report all suspicious sightings to UMMTO.