1. Several media articles this week focus on the ongoing affect and implications for ship’s crews due to COVID-19, please see page 2.
2. Commercial shipping companies and ship’s masters can receive the latest UKMTO Maritime Security update 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) will remain fully operational throughout the duration of the global pandemic and can be contacted as usual using the details promulgated in BMP5.
3. The current International Maritime Organization (IMO) advice to seafarers and shipping in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found via the following link: https://bit.ly/2Wm4FAV
4. MSCHOA released Alert number 004 / 2020 dated 09 May regarding suspicious activity off the Eastern Somalia coast. The Alert can be viewed via the following link (registration required): https://bit.ly/2SRmEgk