Luxembourg Maritime Administration

New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb

05 february 2018

Responding to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published a guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, urging shipowners and operators to be aware of new threat patterns in the area

The guidance highlights the use of the Maritime Security Transit Corridor, the registration with MSCHOA and reporting to UKMTO, as well as reviewing and updating risk assessments and plans to include new threats.

The European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) and the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) advised that a range of threats, except from piracy, like sea mines and water-borne improvised explosive devices WBIEDs, are potential risks in the area.

The guidance also includes identified threat types, including WBIEDs and complements the guidance provided in BMP 4.


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