Thursday, October 14, 2010

Onyo/Warning - Pirates in Tanzania

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

Warden Message October 8, 2010

The U.S. Embassy is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens
in Tanzania to two independent security concerns.

Recently there have been a series of pirate attacks on vessels in the
Indian Ocean near the Tanzanian coast. In light of these attacks,
American citizens are advised to carefully weigh the risks when
considering sailing in merchant vessels, fishing boats and recreational

Additionally, the U.S. Embassy advises American citizens to exercise
caution as Tanzania prepares to hold national elections on October 31.
While the overall situation is calm, American citizens resident or
traveling in Tanzania during this period are reminded to maintain a high
level of security vigilance at all times and avoid political rallies,
demonstrations, and crowds. U.S. citizens should monitor the situation
via media sources, including TV and radio when possible, and via the

American citizens living or traveling in Tanzania are encouraged to
register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel
registration website, to obtain updated information on travel and
security within Tanzania. Citizens without Internet access may register
directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy. By registering, American
citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of
emergency. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania can be
contacted by telephone at [255] (22) 266-8001 x 4122 and fax at [255]
(22) 266-8238. You may also contact the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania via
email at For after hours emergencies, U.S. citizens
should call [255] (22) 266-8001.

U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in
the United States for the latest travel information. The Office of
Overseas Citizens Services can be reached from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday, by calling 1-888-407-4747
from within the U.S. and Canada, or by calling (202) 501-4444 from other


Anonymous said...

DUH! Yaani ina maana hata ukienda Zenji na ferry unaweza kudakwa na pirates! HATARI!