UKMTO has issued no Advisories or Warnings this week.
1. The UKMTO Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators Meeting (MIEVOM) was held in Dubai on 29 Nov 18 at the Dubai International Seafarers Centre (DISC) and attended by over fifty representatives from Military and Shipping Organisations operating across the region. A record of the discussions and presentations will soon be available at www.ukmto.org.
2. On 30 Nov 18, the Combined Military Force and EU NAVFOR jointly issued their latest Industry Releasable Threat Assessment (IRTA) for shipping organizations operating vessels in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The ITRA can be viewed at www.mschoa.org (log in required).
3. It is with deep sadness that we report the death in service of Vice Adm Scott Stearney USN, Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet and Commander of the Combined Military Forces in Bahrain (a).