Southern Red Sea attacks prompt U.S. maritime warning

(WASHINGTON) — Multiple missile and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks emanating from Houthi-controlled territories in Yemen impacted the Southern Red Sea/Bab el Mandeb (BAM) region throughout the day on Sunday, affecting at least three commercial vessels.

Exercise caution when transiting this area and remain cognizant of evolving threats in this region. U.S. commercial vessels operating in these areas 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.

See United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO)-IO 457 through 461 and subsequent warnings at Recent Incidents (

This alert will automatically expire on Dec. 11. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to

– U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd)

By Professional Mariner Staff