On 17 May 2021, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued an updated Maritime Advisory, which reads in part as follows: “a)Conflict in Yemen continues to pose a risk to U.S. flagged commercial vessels in the Red Sea, Bab al Mandeb Strait, and Gulf of Aden. Threats may come from a variety of different sources including, but not limited to, missiles, rockets, projectiles, mines, small arms, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned surface vessels, or waterborne improvised explosive devices. These threat vectors continue to pose a direct or collateral risk to U.S. flagged commercial vessels transiting in international shipping lanes, or otherwise operating in the region.

“b)Additionally, piracy poses a threat in the Gulf of Aden, Western Arabian Sea, and Western Indian Ocean. Specific case details are available at the Office of Naval Intelligence’s “Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS)” website at https://go.usa.gov/x7J7R.”

To read the full text of the advisory please click here.