Monthly Archives: May 2019

Weekly Maritime Security Report

28th May 2019
Venezuela: Robbers board tanker at Jose port 26 April According to late reports, six robbers boarded a tanker vessel docked at Jose port at about 0900 hrs local time on 26 April. The robbers reportedly approached and boarded the tanker from a small boat. Crew on duty spotted the robbers and sounded the alarm. The robbers fled the tanker upon hearing the alarm. Nothing was apparently stolen, and the incident was reported to the coast guard. PVI analysis: Robberies at sea are frequently reported off Venezuela's coast and ports. Robbers are usually armed and violent. The majority of piracy cases target smaller commercial vessels, although robbers periodically attack larger ships including oil tankers. There is also a precedent for attackers to persist when under… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

21st May 2019
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     Peru: Robbers board LNG tanker at Callao port 18 May A group of about five masked robbers boarded an LNG tanker via the hawse pipe at 0055 hrs local time at Callao port. The robbers reportedly took a crew member on routine rounds hostage. Other crew members sounded the alarm and mustered. upon… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

15th May 2019
  Ecuador: Robbers attempt to board vessel off Cabo Pasado 03 May Ten robbers on two speed boats approached an underway bulk carrier about 52 nm off Cabo Pasado. Crew on duty spotted the robbers and sounded the alarm. The bulk carrier increased the speed, commenced evasive manoeuvres and started to spray the speed boats with fire hoses. The assailants aborted the robbery attempt. Crew and vessel were reported safe. PVI Analysis: Piracy off the coast of Ecuador is frequently reported. However, robbers usually target fishing boats and other smaller boats, while attacks against larger vessels are less common. Robberies in Ecuadorian waters often lead to casualties as robbers tend to be heavily armed and violent during robberies. UAE: Attack damages four vessels in Gulf… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

8th May 2019
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     Indonesia: Robbers board container ship at Jakarta Container Terminal 27 April Two robbers boarded a berthed container ship at Jakarta Container Terminal at 0505 hrs local time. A crewman on duty noticed the robbers in the engine room during routine rounds and proceeded to raise the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped… Read More