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MSCI Alert

2022-001A-Suez Canal Southern Anchorage-Threats to Commercial Vessels


Maritime incidents have been reported in the northern Red Sea, Suez Canal southern anchorage. Specifically in the vicinity of 29-50N 032-34E, approximately 7 nautical miles south of Port Tawfiq, Egypt, on September 8th and 21st, 2022. The nature of the incidents are reported to be unlawful boarding and theft aboard commercial vessels at anchor. Exercise caution when anchoring in this area. This alert will automatically expire on September 30, 2022. 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