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MSCI Alert

2019-001A-Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean-Potential Naval Interactions


On April 8, 2019, the United States Government announced its intent to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.  This designation will include the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN).  U.S. commercial vessels operating in this area are advised to review U.S. Maritime Advisory 2019-004.  This Alert will automatically expire on April 15th, 2019.  For more information about U.S. Maritime Alerts and Advisories, including subscription details, please visit