1.Convoys Advisor

Navy convey and escort operations for ships transiting Gulf of Aden are provided by China, India, Korea, Japan and Russia. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for convoy escort schedules.

2. Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC)

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) webpage https://combinedmaritimeforces.com/2017/09/06/guidance-on-maritime-security-transit-corridor/ provides details of a new Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC), related to transits through the Gulf of Aden, Bab Al Mandeb (BaM), Southern Red Sea, and associated waters.

The MSTC will consist of:

  • The Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC)
  • The BAM Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and the TSS West of the Hanish Islands
  • A two-way route directly connecting the IRTC and the BAM TSS

Background on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):

  • Combined Maritime Forces (CMF, https://combinedmaritimeforces.com/tag/shade/) is an international naval partnership consisting of 31 nations and 25 navies. It is headed by a US Navy Vice Admiral with the UK Maritime Component Commander as his deputy. The 31 nations that comprise CMF are not bound by either a political or military mandate. CMF is a flexible organisation.
  • The 31 member nations are: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Netherlands,  New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States and Yemen.