1129 - 05/17 – NYA Special Advisory - Naval Mines off Yemen

Date: 19/05/2017
Source: NYA International

NYA International has produced, exclusively for the UK P&I Club, the latest intelligence regarding Naval mines off the coast of Yemen.

NYA International, a leading Global Risk & Crisis Management Consultancy, has produced the attached report exclusively for UK P&I Club Members which details the latest intelligence on the current situation in Yemeni Waters.

The current situation is:

  • A substantial threat from naval mines is present off the western Yemeni coastline – especially in
    the vicinity of Mokha, Al-Hudaydah and Midi
  • Vessels transiting the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and southern Red Sea should maintain the furthest
    possible distance from the Yemeni coast
  • MBIEDs and naval mines are unlikely to deliberately target commercial shipping in the Red Sea
    and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait though the threat of drifting, acoustic or magnetic contact cannot be
    discounted

As such, vessels transiting the area should keep a very careful look out and continue to monitor UKMTO, MSHOA Nav Warns and websites for updates.

Source of Information
NYA International

Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.