1. On the 14th Aug the UK Department for Transport (DfT) released DfT Maritime Security Notification 2020-22 - Strait of Hormuz boarding, to British flagged shipping. The purpose of this security notice is to confirm the latest details concerning the recent reported boarding of the MV WILA in the vicinity of the south-eastern approaches to the Strait of Hormuz (see Advisory below).
2. US Maritime Alert 2020-005 was released this week. The Alert can be viewed at: https://www.marad.dot.gov/MSCI
3. US Maritime Alert 2020-006 was released this week. The Alert can be viewed at: https://www.marad.dot.gov/MSCI
4. US Maritime Advisory 2020-014 was released this week. The Advisory can be viewed at: https://www.marad.dot.gov/MSCI 5. 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.