The coastal waters of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Oman (Musandam Governorate only), Persian/Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen are all designated AP Areas as a variety of conflict and other war risk-related activity potentially threatens shipping in these areas.
A combination of civil conflicts and targeting of foreign assets by terrorist groups in these countries present a risk to merchant shipping.
Further attacks on ships in the Gulf of Oman - 13th June 2019
The Managers are aware of the reported attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, there does appear to be a greatly increased threat to ships trading in the region. It is likely that Additional Premium rates will increase with immediate effect.
Loss Prevention Bulletin - 18 October 2018
Government forces claim to kill 70 Houthi rebels near Hodeidah
Loss Prevention Bulletin - 10 September 2018
Tens die amid heavy fighting in Hodeidah, Yemen