The security situation in Yemen has deteriorated further with increasingly widespread armed conflicts. The ground conditions remain fluid and highly uncertain as the armed conflicts persist. In consideration of the safety and security of Singapore-flagged ships and the crew serving onboard these ships, owners and operators are strongly advised to avoid having their vessels call at ports in Yemen.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore has also in their travel advisory dated 7 April 2015 strongly advised Singaporeans to avoid all travel to Yemen.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore further understands that a naval blockade on Yemeni ports has been enforced and that insurers have since advised owners and operators with either ships at Yemen, or ships proceeding to Yemen to urgently review their deployment in light of this development. Owners and operators of Singapore-flagged ships are advised to carry out the review in consultation with contractual counterparties as well as Hull, War and P&I insurers and other relevant parties.
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Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Shipping Circular No.9 of 2015
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