1. This week UKMTO issued no advisories or warnings.
2. Vessel operators and ships masters are reminded to register their ships transits of the Strait of Hormuz (SoH) at least 72hrs ahead of their passage. Registering SoH transits with UKMTO and remaining cognisant of the latest Industry, Government and Military guidance remains vital to mitigate against potential risks in the area.
3. On 11 Oct, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) released Security Notification 2019/29 to Red Ensign Group (REG) shipping for transits of the Red Sea North. All REG ship’s CSO should ensure that they are fully aware of the latest Flag State guidance and that it is communicated in a timely manner to ship’s masters.
4. The calling notice has been issued for the next Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) to be held in the Dubai International Seafarers’ Center (DISC) on Thursday 28 November 2019. If you would like to attend please send your details to LH Roy Cadman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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