Mine Threat in the Red Sea
Nature of Report: Safety & Security
Description: On 10 Mar 2017. Investigations are currently on-going following reports that a Yemeni Coast Guard vessel may have struck a mine in Yemeni Territorial Waters (TTW), in the vicinity of the port of Al Mukha. The advice previously issued in UKMTO advisory 001/Feb/2017 remains extant: Masters should consider increasing vigilance, maintain the furthest possible distance from the Yemen coast, transit the Bab el Mandeb strait during daylight hours and use the western TSS wherever possible.