1. There have been no significant incidents or reports this week and UKMTO have released no Advisories or Warnings.
2. The continued cooperation between counter piracy naval forces in the region was highlighted when Rear Admiral Munoz-Rojas, EUNAVFOR, met with Captain Zhongcai from the Chinese task force. Article A refers.
3. The World Food Programme continue their work in Somalia with the announcement that it will be supplying navigational aids to the maritime community. This will assist with increased safety of navigation at sea, potentially curb illegal fishing and help tackle the core issues on land that lead to the conditions for piracy. Article B refers.
4. The reports in articles C and D both question if piracy is set to become an issue again. As previously advised, UKMTO recommend that shipping fully follow the guidance given in Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy 4 (BMP4), copy at the following link BMP4