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Military Note Advises Vessels to Avoid Bab-el Mandeb Following Airstrikes


The Combined Maritime Forces have advised merchant ships to temporarily avoid the Bab el-Mandeb strait following the increase in escalations driven most recently by US/UK airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen early Friday.

  • The note was sent by the shipping trade group Intertanko.
  • Bloomberg reports that tankers are still signalling to pass via the Suez Canal.

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