1. This week UKMTO issued Advisory 001/SEP/2017, see page 3 for details.
2. CTF151 are continuing with their focused operation off the Horn of Africa, see page 4 for details.
3. EUNAVOR ‘Operation Atalanta’ warship HNLMS Rotterdam conducted interaction with Somali fishermen as part of her counter piracy patrol duties (a).
4. In Bahrain this week Vice Admiral John C. Aquilino relieved Vice Admiral Kevin M. Donegan as Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) (b).
5. In an article published by the World Trade Forum the scourge of modern day piracy is compared to events in the Caribbean in the 18th Century. As was the case in those days, International cooperation and effective law are still seen as key factors in the effort to eradicate this problem (c).