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OBP: Addressing maritime insecurity in the Horn of Africa

Some recent incidents involving vessels off the Horn of Africa do not seem to reflect traditional forms of piracy, and could signal major maritime disruptions if an effective response is not developed. OBP examines whether the existing counter-piracy framework can help address these evolving threats.

US warns of conflict in Yemen

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.

Al Qaeda in Yemen poses risk to shipping

Combined Maritime Forces warn that Al Qaeda has shifted its focus on Yemeni waterway posing a growing threat to merchant ships transiting the area despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to repel the Islamist militants.

RMI warns on potential terrorist attacks off Yemen and Southern Philippines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has issued a Ship Security Advisory to recommend heightened vigilance while transiting off the Southern Philippines and Yemen based on information received from private maritime security company, LSS-SAPU. RMI warns on potential terrorist involvement in attacks on merchant vessels in these areas.


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