Introduction of a Maritime Security Transit Corridor in the Bab Al Mandeb

Overview

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have introduced a Maritime Security Transit Corridor linking the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden and the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the lower Red Sea.

The guidance from CMF will assist military forces to concentrate their support and protection of merchant ships in the area. See the attached guidance note and associated maps giving further details.

BIMCO encourages members to consider adopting this guidance as part of their risk assessment process when planning transit routes in this area.

Philip Tinsley
By Philip Tinsley
in Copenhagen, DK

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