They don't even want to use the IRTC. They want a Navy
ship to escort them up the Yemini coast and, as you know, Coalition navy
is not allowed into Yemini territorial waters.
The coargo ship convoys that go along the IRTC each day according to thewir speed (the slowest convoy being 10 knots) don't have a navy ship as personal escort. They do have a ship thats covering all the convoys of the day, and they are going through each 20nm or 40nm box where another navy ship is.
Their best protection is to try to coincide with the days convoys. As we have seen from this years stats once they are inside the IRTC they are fine. Its just getting there thats dangerous.