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MSCI Alert

2020-001A-Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean-Threat to Commercial Vessels from Iran and its Proxies


On January 2, 2020, the U.S. military took decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad.  Iranian response, if any, is unknown; however, there remains the possibility of Iranian action against U.S. maritime interests in the region.  U.S. commercial vessels operating in this area should review U.S. Maritime Advisory 2019-012.  This Alert will automatically expire on January 10, 2020.  For more information about U.S. Maritime Alerts and Advisories, including subscription details, please visit