1. On Thursday 1st October 2020, Lt Ryan Hall RNZN joined UKMTO as the International Liaison Officer. Lt Hall RNZN is a welcome addition to the engagement team in Dubai.
2. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have updated their ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers’. The guidance reflects the latest thinking and advice on the virus, contains two new annexes on PCR testing and managing multiple cases of COVID-19 onboard vessels and is available at https://bit.ly/2HOCeXi
3. UKMTO Notice 001/SEP/2020 gives details of a Focused Operation off the coast of Somalia between 1 and 7 Oct 2020, further details can be found below.
4. 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.