From our point of view, we're regularly assessing threats throughout the area whether or not in the Strait of Hormuz, in the Bab El Mandeb
or from piracy.
But these days the focal point of concern about maritime security is the Bab el Mandeb, one of the world's busiest trade routes and only 29km wide at its narrowest point, through which some 4.
One thing is certain: If the threat to the Bab el Mandeb shifts from piracy to militancy, shipping companies will have to rethink their safety protocols," the US-based global intelligence consultancy Stratfor observed in a recent analysis.
If allowed to continue, Yemeni militants will eventually hit a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas or crude, causing a shock to international shippers that rely on the Bab el Mandeb, as well as the energy markets they service.
On January 7th, Yemeni state forces supported by the UAE Army and Air Force launched an offensive code-named Operation Golden Arrow, preceded by two weeks of preparatory air strikes, on the city of Dhubab near the Bab el Mandeb.
3 millones de barriles de petroleo pasaban por dia en el 2006 por estrecho Bab el Mandeb
con destino a Europa, Estados Unidos y Asia.
Equally important are the waterways and strategic chokepoints that dot the region, such as the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Bay of Bengal, the South China Sea, Bab el Mandeb
, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Strait of Malacca.
It also said that Isayas, with the cooperation of some Somali Islamist groups, are also colluding to control the Bab El Mandeb
Straights in case of any escalation of conflict with the United States and Israel.
The environment in the region has continuously degraded over time, both shores of the Bab el Mandeb
are among the hottest places on earth, and water sources are slowly being depleted.
Bahrain: Bahrain has condemned the attack by Houthis that targeted the USS Naval Mason destroyer in the Red Sea, stressing that this terrorist attack would threaten international navigation, exposing the commercial navigation in the Strait of Bab el Mandeb
5 million barrels of oil pass daily through the Gulf of Aden and Bab el Mandeb
to Europe, America and various countries.