Mine Threat in the Red Sea

Date: 20.03.2017

Nature of Report: Safety & Security

Source: UKMTO

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.

Source: UKMTO

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