Only one incident logged by UKMTO for the period observed, and it’s another odd one:
At 0830 UTC on 17 Feb – in posn 11 13N 56 31E a Dhow with 14 POB transmitted a distress call
reporting they had been attacked and the crew released without food, fuel and water. Military
response arrived on scene with the event later assessed as a false alarm. Vessel and crew are
So…was the dhow faking it in order to get military assistance? They didn’t need to, given that the military would have assisted anyway. There would appear to be more to this report than meets the eye.