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Suspicious Approach – Tunb-Farur Eastbound TSS, Persian Gulf


Suspicious Approach


27 March 2020 1226UTC


26°11’N, 054°21’E

Ship Dimension


Vessel / Cargo



Tunb-Farur Eastbound TSS 23nm from shore

Source Confidence Level


Incident Overview

UKMTO has reported that an MT was approached by 2 skiffs with 5 – 6 persons on board. Reporting goes on to state that with a raised ladder was sighted. The MT took evasive measures and the perpetrators are understood to have discontinued their approach. This incident occurred in the vicinity of Tunb-Farur Eastbound TSS 26nm North of where the Stena Impero was detained by the IRGC(N).

No further information available at this time.

Dryad Analysis

Currently the advisory is not classified as a maritime security event and has not been verified. Reporting within this area is highly irregular. It remains assessed as highly unlikely that Iran would seek to conduct disruptive activity within this area at this time. Fishing traffic remains common throughout the area as is illicit trading. Maritime crime in the form of intended illegal boarding’s of vessels underway, originating from Iran or any of state within the Persian Gulf would be a highly irregular occurrence.

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