Additional Advice for Leisure Craft Including Yachts

In view of the escalation in pirate attacks in the High Risk Area, the advice is NOT to enter this area. However a yacht/leisure craft which, despite this advice, decides on such a passage is recommended to make contact in advance with the Naval/Military authorities. See the MSCHOA ( and ISAF (International Sailing Federation) websites for the most up to date information on this process. There is also information on the NATO Shipping Centre website ( ISAF Cruising microsite -