1. On 4 Sep 20 UKMTO released advisory 01/SEP/2020 which gives details of a planned Iranian military exercise taking place in the Gulf of Oman, see below for further information.
2. On 2 Sep 20 UKMTO (Dubai) resumed the provision of Maritime Security briefings to merchant vessels alongside ports in the UAE. All visits follow published BIMCO guidance in relation to COVID-19 and our officers will comply with individual commercial shipping companies restrictions as required.
3. Masters of merchant vessels not trading in the UAE or have restrictions regarding ships visitors can continue to receive the latest UKMTO Maritime Security brief via telephone or by e-mail, using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
4. 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.