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Göteborg: 7 September 2017

Guidance on Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC)

Due to recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) is establishing a Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC).

The MSTC will consist of:

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

When combined, these sections as a whole will be termed the MSTC. The purpose of this corridor is to provide a recommended merchant traffic route around which Naval Forces can focus their presence and surveillance efforts. It is recommended that all vessels use the MSTC to benefit from military presence and surveillance.

More information can be found in the attached Guidance Note issued by Combined Maritime Forces and on the CMF website: Combined Maritime Forces

MSTC Guidance Note

Overview of Maritime Security Corridor (including Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC))

Two-way route directly connecting the IRTC and the BAM TSS

Two-way route directly connecting the IRTC and the BAM TSS - Enlarged image

The BAM TSS and the TSS West of the Hanish Islands

 

The BAM TSS and the TSS West of the Hanish Islands - Enlarged image


The Member Alert is published by The Swedish Club as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy.

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