The US State Department has warned of increasing maritime security Threats in Eritrea
Authorities have release an updated “Eritrea Travel Warning” – this is to warn U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Horn of Africa nation. However the warning also includes specific information for ships and sailing vessels in the region.
From U.S. Travel Warning – Eritrea, dated February 27, 2011:
U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid travel near the Eritrean-Ethiopian border and the Southern Red Sea region, including the port of Assab, as there have been military tensions in these areas.
U.S. citizens on ships and sailing vessels are strongly advised not to attempt to dock in Eritrean ports or travel through Eritrean waters.