1. UKMTO has issued Two Advisories (see page 3) and no Warnings this week.
2. An incident classified as a piracy attack, took place this week in the Indian Ocean. This is the first piracy incident in seven months and serves as a timely reminder to commercial shipping that although suppressed piracy has not been eradicated. The event is covered in a number of media articles released this week (articles a – d).
3. On 26 April 19, EU NAVFOR and CMF release an Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin IRTB 013. This Bulletin provides EU NAVOR and CMF’s assessment of the incident referred to in para 2. The IRTB can be accessed at: http://www.mschoa.org (login required).