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MSCI Alert

2020-004A-Gulf of Mexico-Vessel Attacks


A maritime threat has been reported in the vicinity of Ciudad Del Carmen and Dos Bocas, Mexico, in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The nature of the threat are four reported attacks that took place between April 4th and 14th, 2020, involving crew injuries and theft. A previous attack was reported in November of 2019. Exercise caution when transiting this area. Further updates will be provided when available. This alert will automatically expire on April 24, 2020. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to For more information about U.S. Maritime Alerts and Advisories, including subscription details, please visit