MarAd issues alert for commercial vessels in Red Sea

(WASHINGTON) — There are reports that multiple drones and missiles were launched from Yemen into the Red Sea region on Oct. 19. 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 Oct. 30. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to

– U.S. Maritime Administration

By Professional Mariner Staff