1. On 20 July 2020, Industry issued updated reporting guidance for vessels transiting the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden (GOA), Arabian Sea (AS), Gulf of Oman (GOO), Straits of Hormuz (SoH) and the Arabian Gulf (AG). Details can be found on the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OICMF) website on the following link: https://bit.ly/2DaFRVD
2. Commercial shipping companies and ship’s masters can receive the latest UKMTO Maritime Security Brief via telephone or by e-mail, using the contact details at the bottom of this page. UKMTO Dubai and the Maritime Trade Information Centre (MTIC) remains fully operational throughout the duration of the global pandemic and can be contacted as usual using the details promulgated in BMP5.
3. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following guidance on the protection of the health of seafarers, has been issued for ship operators, shipping and seafarers. a. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), available at: https://bit.ly/30ANIoO b. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), available at: https://bit.ly/2Wm4FAV
4. Dates for the forthcoming planned CMF/EU NAVFOR, Shared Awareness and Deconfliction Event (SHADE) and UKMTO Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators Meeting (MIEVOM), have now been promulgated. See page two for details.