Vessel Reports ‘Electronic Interference’ In Middle East Gulf


The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has issued a warning following a report of a vessel experiencing disruption to its electronic navigation systems, reports Safety4sea.

According to UKMTO, the disruption to electronic navigation incident occurred between 2nd April 2300UTC and 3rd April 0100UTC, approximately 95 nautical miles east of Ras Al Zour, Saudi Arabia. Vessels navigating in the area have been advised to proceed with caution and to report any irregular activity or concerns to UKMTO immediately.

The disruption specifically affected the vessel’s GPS and AIS systems, which are critical for navigation and communication at sea. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the disruption, and shipping companies are urged to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their vessels and crews.

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Source: Safety4sea