Transiting Gulf of Aden and Somalia Basin
The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued an advisory providing updated guidance for ships transiting the Gulf of Aden and the Somalia Basin. Effective 1 February, the internationally-recommended transit corridor through the Gulf of Aden has been realigned so as to reduce the risk of collision, provide a measure of traffic separation, and allow maritime forces to conduct deterrent operations with a greater degree of flexibility. (1/30/09).
(Source: Holland & Knight)