1. This week UKMTO issued one Advisory, see page 3 for details.
2. It was reported to UKMTO on 18 Oct 17 that an MV transiting off the Indian coast was followed by 2 skiffs for approximately 1 hour with the closest point of approach being 50m. BMP4 measures were in place and the Vessel and crew are reported as being safe. Ref ADVISORY NOTICE 003/OCT/2017.
3. IMB have reported that for the first 9 months of 2017 piracy incidents have dropped. Articles (a), (b) and (c) refer.
4. The charity, Sailors Society, says that piracy remains a concern worldwide. Article (d) refers.
5. The Asian Shipowners Association highlighted how the security situation in East Africa has changed and called for BMP4 to be updated. Article (e) refers.
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