Yemen bans entry to territorial waters

April 2015 – Navigation in Yemen’s territorial waters has been banned from 12 April 2015 and ships are not allowed into Yemen unless inspected and approval by the Saudi-led coalition forces, as BIMCO passed in a security advisory. The ban started after the Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs delegated the coalition forces to implement it. In a statement signed by the Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin, it is stated that “Yemen has banned entry into the territorial waters and has authorized coalition countries to implement the decision, adding that the ban has been imposed on the country’s maritime zones”. The term “maritime zones” was not clearly defined in the statement though and clarification should be sought from port agents and P&I … Continue reading