This week UKMTO have issued no Advisories and no Warnings.
1. A CTF 151 led counter piracy Focused Operation (FO), 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 the Operation there will be increased military activity and conduct of Maritime Awareness Calls (MAC). Further Information regarding this FO has been mailed in a separate communication.
2. CMF and EU NAVFOR have jointly issued an updated version of the Industry Releasable Threat Assessment (IRTA). This document has been updated since the last version (published 1 JUN 18) and incorporates Industry Releasable Threat Bulletins (IRTB). The IRTA can be viewed via the MSCHOA website at www.mschoa.org (registration required).