This week UKMTO have issued no Advisories and no Warnings.
1. Reported sightings of small boat activity remain low as the SW Monsoon continues to dominate the Gulf of Aden (GOA) and the NE African coast.
2. A CTF 151 led counter piracy Focused Operation, Operation VIGILANT LION, will be conducted from 31 Aug to 8 Sep 2018. The area of operations will be the Gulf of Aden. Merchant shipping is to be advised that during the period of Operation VIGILANT LION there will be increased military activity and conduct of Maritime Awareness Calls (MAC).
3. The Royal Navy’s participation in the international effort to maintain security and the free flow of commerce throughout the region, was highlighted this week in three press releases referring to past and current RN operations in the area (articles a, b+c).
4. The Pakistan Navy announced this week that they will begin independent maritime security patrols within their Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ), southern Red Sea and the GOA (d).