MarAd alert: Car carrier hijacked in Red Sea

(WASHINGTON) — The Bahamian-flagged M/V Galaxy Leader was hijacked approximately 50 miles west of Hodeida, Yemen in the Red Sea on Sunday. See UKMTO-IO 446 and subsequent warnings under “Recent Incidents” at

Exercise caution when transiting this area. U.S. commercial vessels operating in this area 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 Nov. 26. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to

– U.S. Maritime Administration

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By Professional Mariner Staff