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MSCI Alert

2023-006A-Indian Ocean-Multiple


The Liberian flagged M/T CENTRAL PARK was boarded by unknown armed entities and subsequently released in the Gulf of Aden, 50 miles East of Djibouti, on November 26th, 2023. In addition, the Maltese flagged M/V CMA CGM SYMI was reportedly attacked by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Indian Ocean on November 24th, 2023. Exercise caution when transiting these areas and remain cognizant of evolving threats in this region. U.S. commercial vessels operating in these areas should review U.S. Maritime Advisory 2023-011 (Threats to Commercial Vessels – Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Bab al Mandeb Strait, Red Sea, and Somali Basin) for amplifying information and points of contact. This Alert will automatically expire on December 4th, 2023. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to