UKMTO has issued no Advisories or Warnings this week.
1. The UKMTO Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators Meeting (MIEVOM) will take place in Dubai on 29 Nov 18 at the Dubai International Seafarers Centre (DISC) starting at 0830. Anyone wishing to attend the event should e-mail confirmation of attendance to DUBAI-OiC@ukmto.org by 27 Nov 18.
2. The 43rd Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) maritime security conference took take place in Bahrain on 20 - 21 Nov 18. A brief summary of topics discussed will be covered at the MIEVOM.
3. Illegal fishing in Somali waters raises fears that once again draw local fisherman could be drawn into confrontation with foreign fishing vessel operators (a).
4. Hopes rise of an end to the deadlock in Yemen as Houthis agree to talks with the UN’s special envoy, Martin Griffiths. Discussions will centre on the UN taking a leading role in the port of Hodiedah and the distribution of aid (c).