1. U.S. Maritime Advisory 2020 - 005: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, was released on 8 Feb 2020. All active Advisories/Alerts are posted at https://www.marad.dot.gov/MSCI.
2. Drifting mines have been reported in an area of Yemen and Saudi Red Sea coastal waters.
There is no specific threat to vessels following recognised shipping routes. In response a NAVAREA IX Navigation Warning has been issued: NAVAREA IX. 071/20. Southern Red Sea and Farasan Bank. Charts BA 157, 2964 AND 4071.
Mines reported adrift in area bounded by A. 16-45.60N 042-15.70E B. 15-41.50N 042-39.40E C. 15-54.00N 043-02.30E D. 16-58.70N 042-35.10E
Mariners are requested to Navigate with caution in the area. 3. U.S. Maritime Alert 2020-003A issued.