1. No significant events to report this week.
2. A reminder for vessels operating in or transiting near Yemen Territorial Waters that Arab coalition naval forces are conducting embargo operations pursuant to UNSCR 2216 (2015) and will interact with vessels particularly in the Red Sea.
Cooperation with naval forces is recommended however, the exchange of information remains at the master’s discretion.
The United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen (UNVIM) became operational on 2 May 16. Instructions for companies shipping cargo to Yemen can be found on the UNVIM web-site http://www.vimye.org