1/30/2018: U.S. Maritime Alert 2018-002A – Insurgency in the Port of Aden, Yemen

As a courtesy to our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing the content of  U.S. Maritime Alert 2018-002A to alert our readers that a potential maritime threat has been reported in Aden, Yemen, in the vicinity of 12-79.11N 044-96.29W, on January 29, 2018. It has not been confirmed. The nature of the threat is intensified fighting/insurgent activity in the city of Aden within the past 48 hours. The Port of Aden reportedly remains open and is operating normally at this time. Exercise caution when transiting this area. Further updates will be provided when available.

This alert will automatically expire on February 6, 2018. Any questions regarding this alert should be directed to MARADSecurity@dot.gov.

For more information about this alert or other alerts and/or advisories, visit the Maritime Security Communications with Industry (MSCI) Web Portal.

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