1. UKMTO has issued no Advisories and no Warnings this week.
2. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) verified that four Iranian fishermen from the fishing dhow MV Siraj which was taken by Somali pirates in March 2015, are still being held. They are the only pirate hostages known to be still held in captivity.
3. A number of media articles report on reaction and repercussions in the region following the damage to vessels off Fujairah UAE on 12 May 19.