For an overview of the latest updates see http://www.gard.no/web/content/yemen-port-situation.
Continued regional tensions in Yemen have increased the risks to commercial vessels transiting the Southern Red Sea.
On 27 March 2017 the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a revised advisory to US flagged commercial vessels operating in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden region, see US Maritime Advisory 2017-002 for details. The advisory warns of increased fighting along the southern Red Sea coast and urges commercial vessels in the region to operate under a heightened state of alert due to the potential for direct or collateral damage. The following guidance is provided:
See also our Gard Alerts “Yemen – port situation” of 22 February 2017 and “Red Sea security warning – update” of 14 October 2016 for additional information and advice to vessels operating in this region.