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. This week UKMTO recorded a slight increase in reported sightings of small boat activity in the GOA. This is most likely linked to the SW monsoon abating and allowing fisherman and other people carrying out pattern of life activities to return to sea.