A vessel was attacked in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, offshore of Yemen’s port of Mukalla, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said, without giving further details.
“Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution,” UKMTO said in a warning notice on its website. The attack happened at 1230 GMT, it said.
Maritime security firm Dryad Global said it was the ninth reported incident in the Gulf of Aden this year.
Reports suggest the situation is now de-escalating. No current mention of RPG launches. Unconfirmed reports of an exchange of fire. Dryad will continue to monitor events as they evolve. https://t.co/uIcqjFMuBC
— Dryad Global (@GlobalDryad) May 17, 2020