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MSCI Alert

2017-002A-Vicinity of Al Mocha, Yemen-Report of Mine Laying


A maritime threat has been reported in the vicinity of Mocha, Yemen. The U.S. Government has reason to believe in late January, mines were laid by Houthi rebels in Yemeni territorial waters in the Red Sea close to the mouth of the al Mocha harbor. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting this area. This alert will automatically expire on February 11, 2017.