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MSCI Alert

2023-007A-Southern Red Sea-Multiple


Multiple missile and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks emanating from Houthi-controlled territories in Yemen impacted the Southern Red Sea / Bab el Mandeb (BAM) region throughout the day on December 3, 2023, affecting at least three commercial vessels. See United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO)-IO 457 through 461 and subsequent warnings at Recent Incidents ( Exercise caution when transiting this area 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 11, 2023. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to