1. UKMTO issued one warning and an update following the report of a suspicious approach to a merchant vessel by multiple skiffs in the Southern entrance to the Bab el Mandeb strait. Vessel and crew are safe. 2. The Information Fusion Centre, Indian Ocean Region, issued its Monthly Maritime Security Update the report can be accessed via the following link, https://bit.ly/32EnQap 3. Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) conducted exercise Falcon Response in the Gulf region. The exercise focused on testing regional responses to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) incidents. See link, https://bit.ly/2TpxYja 4. Petty Officer Anne-Marie McCaldon joined UKMTO Dubai this week in the role of Briefing Assistant.