Indian Ocean Mobile

Indian Ocean

Best Management Practices 

UKMTO operates a Voluntary Reporting Scheme (VRS) for the Indian Ocean, specifically Red Sea, Gulf Of Aden, and Arabian Sea, (In accordance with the Maritime Security Chart Q6099), administered by the Maritime Trade Information Centre (MTIC)/UKMTO (Dubai).

UKMTO acts as the primary point of contact for merchant vessels and liaison with military forces in the region. Vessel are encouraged to report their positions (By email daily at 08.00 UTC) whilst operating in the area. The area comprises of the UKMTO Voluntary Reporting Area (VRA).

General enquiries +44 (0) 2392 222065

Maritime Security Chart

Contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area. 

Click the link for the Q6099 chart Q6099


For other UKHO products, please follow the link.



Information on UKMTO
(Including Emergency contact numbers, and Email)


Weekly, Advisories and Warnings reports.

Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea (BMP5)