The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats, other than piracy, to the Southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb; these include collateral damage due to conflict between groups in the region and a potential deliberate targeting of ships.
The guidance contained in this publication is specific to known threatsinthis particular region. The purpose ofthis guidance isto help Company Security Officers(CSOs) and Masters in conducting a threat assessment in respect of transits through the Southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. Experience has shown awareness of other threats and application of the recommendations contained within this guidance, in conjunction with application of the BMP 4 recommendations, may prevent a successful attack.
This guidance is complimentary to and should be applied in conjunction with the application of BMP 4.