USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Site Notification

Site Notification

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
MSCI Alert

2017-004A-Southern Red Sea-Report of Waterborne Improvised Explosive Device


A maritime threat has been reported in the Southern Red Sea, in Yemeni territorial seas. It has not been confirmed. On or about June 11th, 2017, the maritime threat reported was the discovery of waterborne improvised explosive devices. Exercise caution when transiting the area. Further updates will be provided when available. This alert will automatically expire on June 30, 2017.  Any questions regarding this alert should be directed to