The ISAF has published guidelines to aid in the prevention of piracy

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published Guidelines for yachts considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali waters.

In view of the recent escalation in pirate attacks in these areas – and the consequent very high cruising risk – the essential and obvious advice is not to enter.

However a yacht that decides on such a passage is recommended to make contact in advance with the naval authorities and will find in the document basic guidance for her transit.