UKMTO Enquiries: +44 (0) 2392 222065
Date: 3rd May 2021
Location: 241900N, 0665800E
REF: UKMTO NOTICE 011/APR/2021
Naval ships will carry out surface, anti-aircraft and depth charge live firing practice between 0400 and 1700 UTC from 03-07, 10-12, 17-21, 24-28 and 31 May 2021 in the following areas:
A. 24-19.00N 066-58.00E
B. 24-36.02N 063-15.03E
C. 24-36.02N 062-30.03E
D. DEPTH CHARGE FIRING AREA
Ships and Craft are to keep well clear of assigned danger areas on above specified schedule.
All vessels in the vicinity are to stay vigilant and to report any incidents to UKMTO. All vessels are requested to inform UKMTO if any interference is noted on Radios/Radars/GPS.
Date: 28th April 2021
Location: 235520N, 0381450E
REF: WARNING 001/APR/2021 UPDATE 001. The reported incident in position 2355.2N 03814.5E on the 27 th of April
2021 at 0630UTC approximately 2nm’s from YANBU. now complete however
Investigations are ongoing.
Date: 27th April 2021
Location: 235522N, 0381454E
In regards to WARNING NOTICE 001/APR/2021 Description: UKMTO are aware of reports of an incident in position 2355.2N 03814.5E on the 27th of April 2021 at 0630UTC approximately 2nm’s from YANBU. Investigations are ongoing.
Date: 13th April 2021
Location: 251139N, 0564122E
UKMTO is aware of a possible incident occurring in the vicinity of 25-11.39N 056-41.22E. 18 NM East of Fujairah. Investigations ongoing.
Date: 13th February 2021
Location: 251700N, 0551700E
Ref: UKMTO Notice 010/Feb/2021.
Industry can be reassured that UKMTO (Dubai) remains fully operational during the COVID 19 global pandemic. However, due to the current increase in UAE covid-19 restrictions we have temporarily paused our face-to-face briefs. Commercial shipping companies and ship’s masters are still able to receive the latest UKMTO Maritime Security updates and briefs via telephone, teleconference (Zoom) or by e-mail using the following contact details contained within the Maritime Security Chart (Q6099) and/or directly from Dubai-OiC@ukmto.org +971 43094268/4462
A further Notice will be issued when normal service is resumed
Date: 9th February 2021
Location: 263900N, 0563500E
Ref: UKMTO NOTICE 008/FEB/2021 UKMTO is issuing this Notice to global maritime operators in order to remind mariners and ship operators of the recommended procedures for transiting the Strait of Hormuz. BMP5 remains the basis for merchant ship conduct, reporting and monitoring in the area. In addition vessels and companies will need to be aware of their own Flag State guidance. All vessels are strongly advised to remain within International Waters and, where practicable, should avoid transiting through Iranian TTW, including the areas claimed by Iran around the islands of:
• Abu Musa, 250 52’ N 550 02’E
• Greater Tunb 260 15’N 550 16’E
• Lesser Tunb 260 14’N 550 08’E
In the event of merchant vessels being hailed masters should respond with ship’s name, flag state and confirm that they are proceeding in accordance with International Law. If contacted by Iranian authorities, it is recommended that masters contact UKMTO. UKMTO recommends all merchant shipping maintain transmissions on AIS throughout the region to avoid mis-identification and to assist with merchant shipping monitoring.
Location: 124200N, 0432100E
Ref: UKMTO NOTICE 007/FEB/2021 UKMTO is aware that the Yemeni coastguard are coordinating increased patrols and VHF hailings with merchant vessels in the vicinity of Bab El Mandeb. This information is being made available for company awareness.
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