UKMTO produces a product termed an Advisory. An Advisory is a security related report received from a vessel within the High Risk Area (HRA) which do not meet the BMP criteria for raising a report. These reports of suspicious or unusual activity, or patterns of behaviour within the HRA are received from any source including a ships master, a member of his/her crew, embarked Private Security Team (PST), a vessel’s Company Security Officer or a Security Company.

An Advisory is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UKMTO. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. UKMTO is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting.