Monthly Archives: March 2018

Weekly Maritime Security Report

27th Mar 2018
PGI Risk Portal  Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial     China: Robbers attempt to board bulk carrier at Caofeidian anchorage 24 March Two robbers in a wooden boat attempted to board a bulk carrier using a ladder at Caofeidian Anchorage at 2315 hrs local time. Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. The robbers fled upon seeing the alerted crew. PGI Analysis:  Robberies… Read More

Armed Robbery Of Vessel Off Puerto La Cruz

27th Mar 2018
Date Time: 24/03/2018 01:42:00 UTC Area: South America Status: PIRATE_ATTACK Lat: 10°17'0 N Lon: 64°42'5 W Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] Robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored tanker at 0142 UTC in position 10:17N – 064:42.5W, Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers on the forecastle deck and immediately raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, two robbers were seen escaping. On conducting a search, the forecastle store padlock was reported broken and ship’s properties stolen. Port Control notified via Vhf Ch. 16/13. The Coast Guard later dispatched a vessel to search the anchorage waters around the vessel. reported (IMB) 24 Mar. Source: UNID: 5365 Action: NEW ReportedBy: OL BRAVO Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

21st Mar 2018
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial   China: Robbers attempt to board vessel at Caofeidian Anchorage 18 March Three robbers in a small boat attempted to board a bulk carrier at Caofeidian Anchorage at 0040 hrs local time. The crew noticed the robbers however and raised the alarm and alerted the master, prompting the robbers to abandon the attempt. PGI Analysis: Robberies… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

13th Mar 2018
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial     Yemen: Skiffs approach merchant vessel in Bab el Mandeb strait 8 March A merchant vessel reported that it was approached by three skiffs 6 nm south of Perim Island in the Bab el Mandeb strait at 1220 hrs local time. Further details of the incident were not disclosed, although the incident marks the latest… Read More

PGI Monthly Cyber Bytes

9th Mar 2018
PCI DSS Raising the Bar in 2018 Does your business deal with credit card payments of any sort? Do you know about and are conforming to the new requirements of PCI DSS? Service providers and merchants, this article is for you… The current version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been in place since April 2016. However, there are a number of requirements within this version 3.2, that up until this year have not been mandatory. Instead the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) had marked these particular points as “best practice” to allow organisations time and space to implement them. There is a danger, however, that these “best practice” requirements may have been over looked by some companies,… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

6th Mar 2018
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial   Yemen: Four skiffs approach merchant vessel in Bab el Mandeb 1 March A merchant vessel reported that it was approached by three white skiffs and one blue skiff in the Bab el Mandeb. The skiffs came within 0.5 nm of the vessel, and crew potentially sighted ladders and drums on board the skiffs. The… Read More

UKMTO Advisory Notice Suspicious Approach

2nd Mar 2018
ADVISORY NOTICE 001/MAR/2018    Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH    Description: 01 Mar 2018 – An MV in POSN 1305.06N 04305E (Bab el Mendeb Strait) was approached by 4 skiffs, 3 white 1 blue to within 0.5nm. 4-5 POB each. Ladders and drums potentially sighted. Vsl and crew are safe. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.  Source: Reported to UKMTO via email and telephone  Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information.   THIS 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. UKMTO Watchkeeper For more information on the… Read More