1. UKMTO has issued no Advisories and no Warnings this week.
2. The new High Risk Area (HRA) came into force on 1 May 2019, for further details follow link http://bit.ly/2H1k00y. Copies of the new Q6099 can be obtained from Admiralty Chart Agents
3. Increased tension between the U.S. and Iranian governments has resulted in the U.S. MARAD issuing Advisory 2019-006 to U.S. commercial shipping. The Advisory can be viewed at http/www.marad.gov/MSCI (see article c). 4. A number of press releases this week report that the Yemen Houthi militia will start to withdraw from the Yemen Red Sea ports of Hodeidah, Ras Isa and Al Saleef (a and b).