Monthly Archives: June 2018

Weekly Maritime Security Report

26th Jun 2018
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: Speedboats approach merchant vessel off Hanish Islands 26 June Two speedboats approached a merchant vessel 10 nm south of Jazirat al Hanish al Jabir island in the southern Red Sea at 1008 hrs local time. The speedboats had eight to 10 persons on board each, but moved away when the embarked armed security team showed… Read More

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Jan-June 2018

21st Jun 2018
Mediterranean Migrant arrivals 1 January to 17 June 2018 Migration across the Mediterranean Sea has more than halved in the first four months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 from down from 45,540 to 22,439. Italy received the majority of arrivals at 42 percent, with 38 percent arriving in Greece, 20 percent in arriving in Spain. The reduction in numbers has largely been attributed to the policy of repatriating African migrants from Libya before they have the opportunity to attempt the crossing, as well as increased policing of Libya’s coast, increasing the number of migrants returned to shore along the route between Libya and Italy.   Table’s Source – International Organisation for Migration (IOM) 19 June 2018 Table’s Source – International… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

19th Jun 2018
PGI's Maritime Security Report  highlights key industry-specific incidents covered by PGI's team of risk analysts during the past week:     Malaysia: Armed robbers target tanker off Johor state 31 May According to a late report, around 14 robbers armed with knives boarded and attempted to steal cargo from a Mongolia-flagged oil tanker anchored 34 nm east of Mersing, Johor state at 0104 hrs local time. Robbers discovered the tanker was not loaded and proceeded to rob crew's personal belongings, injuring two crew members. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency forces reported that they had apprehended all assailants armed with knives and machetes. PGI Analysis: Hijacking vessels to steal oil and marine fuel was common between 2014-2015, with many major attacks reported off Malaysia's southeast coast. Attacks continue to be sporadically reported in… Read More

PGI Cyber Bytes

14th Jun 2018
ling free ticket Your monthly snapshot of cyber security alerts and news from our parent company Protection Group International  Cyber Alert - Malicious Whats App messages doing the rounds peddling ‘free tickets to Alton Towers’ o Al WhatsApp users have been targeted by a homoglyph attack peddling free tickets to Alton Towers. If you receive this message, do not click on the link. The clue is in the URL, can you spot it? Alton Towers. If you receive this message, do not click on the link. The clue is in the URL, can you spot it ? Read More Uganda Imposes WhatsApp and Facebook Tax ‘To Stop Gossip’ "Uganda's parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms. It imposes a 200… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

13th Jun 2018
Select Maritime News Italy: Authorities block NGO boat carrying migrants off the coast of Sicily 11 June Authorities prevented a boat from French NGO SOS-Mediterranée carrying 629 migrants from entering Messina port in Sicily, as part of the new government's tougher policy on immigration. The boat was redirected to Malta where it was also turned down. On 11 June, the boat remained at sea unable to reach a nearby coast. Libya: Coast guards intercept 152 migrants off Zuwara, Garabulli 10 June Coast guards intercepted 152 African and Arab migrants off the northwestern towns of Zuwara and Garabulli, local media reported. The coast guard said that the migrants were aboard two sinking rubber dinghys when they were rescued. The migrants were taken to Tripoli and handed over… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

5th Jun 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: Unidentified assailants attack UN aid vessel off Hodeidah 3 June Unidentified assailants attacked a UN World Food Programme vessel 32 nm off the port of Hodeidah at 1730 local time, starting a fire in the engine room, port authorities said. The assailants, who were aboard a skiff, opened fire on the vessel and… Read More

Advisory Notice Shots Fired At vessel in Red Sea

5th Jun 2018
ADVISORY NOTICE 001/JUN/2018   Category: ATTACK   Description: At 1512UTC on 03 June 2018 an MV in position: 14 57.1N 042 05.8E (approx. 5NM West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island) was attacked by a skiff with 6 POB.  The skiff fired upon the vessel and AST returned fire before the skiff retreated.  Vessel is SAFE.   Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.   Source: Reported to UKMTO via email.   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… Read More