Well, it’s on the news, so you might as well see the source the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence Weekly Worldwide Threat to Shipping Report (to 11 March 10):
2. RED SEA/GULF OF ADEN: ONI Special Advisory, 9 Mar 10. To ensure maximum dissemination to the maritime industry and/or community, ONI is bringing to your attention the following US DOT MARAD Advisory. Please note, this advisory is not piracy-specific. This advisory is regarding terrorism and is being disseminated in an effort to promote security for those operating within the maritime domain. US DOT MARAD Advisory:
Information suggests that al-Qaida remains interested in maritime attacks in the Bab-al-Mandeb Strait, Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden along the coast of Yemen. Although it is unclear how they would
proceed, it may be similar in nature to the attacks against the USS COLE in October 2000 and the M/V LIMBURG in October 2002 where a small to mid-size boat laden with explosives was detonated. Other more sophisticated methods of attack could include missiles or projectiles. Although the time and location of such an attack is unknown, ships in the Red Sea, Bab-al- Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Aden along the coast of Yemen are at the greatest risk of becoming targets of such an attack. All vessels transiting the waters in the vicinity of Yemen are urged to operate at a heightened state of readiness and should maintain strict 24-hour visual and
radar watches, and regularly report their position, course, and speed to the UKMTO. Vessels are at greatest risk in areas of restricted maneuverability and while in/near port or at anchor. Merchant vessels are requested to report any suspicious activity to the UKMTO Dubai (ONI).
Just Great, Right where I’m heading for.
Watch your back Sky, be careful over there…
[QUOTE=skycowboy;29613]Just Great, Right where I’m heading for.[/QUOTE]
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Of note… we don’t get any money for recommending their service but they are friends of gCaptain.
faaaack, our next port is in Yemen, right when I am supposed to be relieved. I think I will stay on until Malta…
The Coalition War ships were pretty active. We were also over flown by Blackhawks and P3’s and hailed by one of the ships asking if we had seen any abnormal or suspicious activity. Other then the crew I hadn’t seen any. There were a lot of convoys of 6 - 10 ships going both directions. Right after we got through is when the deal went down with the Russians. Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the water…
[QUOTE=john;29626]I got Global Rescue for this very reason. They are a medical and security evacuation company… pay they an annual membership fee and if you get in trouble they get you off the ship. It’s director of Operations is a former SEAL team leader and their service is exceptional.
Of note… we don’t get any money for recommending their service but they are friends of gCaptain.[/QUOTE]
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Is that you there John?
I keep hearing about this vendetta by Yemeni extrmeists to murder American citizens…might be worth requesting an early leave in Fujairah…who knows what kind of nutzos the port in Yemen hires, you know? Some al-habbad-raas-bob surveyor who won’t think twice about sacrificing his life to fulfill a request from his leaders.