Kuwait - Security

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Safety and security considerations are similar to elsewhere in the developed Middle East. Most travel websites, including the UK FCO and US State Department, say that occasional terrorist events are likely.

From the UK FCO website specifically concerning yachts sailing in Kuwaiti waters: Many areas of the Gulf are highly sensitive, including near maritime boundaries and the islands of Bubiyan and Warbah in the northern Gulf and Abu Musa, and the Tunbs in the southern Gulf. The area in the northern Gulf, between Iran, Iraq and Kuwait has not been demarcated and vessels entering these areas have been detained and inspected. There have been occasional arrests. Make careful enquiries before entering these waters or visiting ports.

You should also remain alert to the effect any regional tensions may have on your route. Vessels operating in the Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Bab El Mandeb regions may be under an increased risk of maritime attack (i.e., piracy).

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