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MSCI Alert

2020-003A-Southern Red Sea, Maritime Boundary between Saudi Arabia and Yemen-Mines in the Water


A maritime threat has been reported in coastal waters between Midi, Yemen and Jizan, Saudi Arabia. The nature of the event is reported to be mines in the water that may have drifted north from Yemen following a seasonal change of current flow. The confirmed threat is predominately located in the area bounded by: (A) 16-45.6N 042-15.7E; (B) 15-41.5N 042-39.4E; (C) 15-54.0N 043-02E; (D) 16-58.N 042-35.1E, but the threat may extend outside of it. Exercise caution when transiting this region. Further updates will be provided when available. This alert will automatically expire on February 20, 2020. For more information about U.S. Maritime Alerts and Advisories, including subscription details, please visit Any questions regarding this alert should be directed to