The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) via Noonsite.com has released a new set of recommendations for yacht skippers sailing through the Gulf of Aden and western Indian Ocean. Its resoundingly clear recommendation is that no yachts should sail through the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, or western Indian Ocean. The document stresses that there are 2.6 million square miles of sea to be protected and only 30 warships to protect it with not all of them being available at any given time. It is highly recommend that yachts avoid this area completely and understand that if they do enter the area, they are entirely responsible for their own actions. For the complete document, click here.