Monthly Archives: July 2019

Weekly Maritime Security Report

31st Jul 2019
Indonesia: Armed robbers steal engine spares from tanker at Lubuk Gaung 28 July Four armed robbers boarded a berthed tanker during cargo operations at 0355 hrs local time at SDS Terminal at Lubuk Gaung port. The crew noticed the robbers near the engine room and raised the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the alert crew, the robbers escaped through the steering gear room. A search was carried out and it was reported that engine spares were stolen. The incident was reported to the Port Control.   Vietnam: Robber boards cargo ship at Lotus Port 25 July A duty officer on routine rounds onboard a berthed general cargo ship at Lotus Port noticed an unauthorised person on deck throwing items over the ship's… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

24th Jul 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   Select Maritime News Brazil: Sanctions strand Iranian vessels at Imbituba 19 July Two Iranian bulk carriers, transporting urea, were stranded at Imbituba port after state oil firm Petrobras refused to provide them with fuel due to US sanctions, Reuters reported. The vessels were due to return to Iran with a shipment of corn. The development… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

16th Jul 2019
  Congo: Unarmed robbers board vessel off Pointe-Noire 07 July Two unarmed robbers boarded an anchored vessel at 0430 hrs local time off Pointe-Noire. The two suspects stole ropes and fled in a white skiff. The vessel and crew were reported safe. PVI Analysis: Robberies at Pointe-Noire anchorage and in nearby waters are intermittently reported. While in this incident the robbers were unarmed, pirates in the area are often armed and violent, occasionally causing injuries to crew members. Robbers tend to attack during the night to take advantage of low visibility.     Malaysia: Robbers board barge off Tanjung Piai 18 May According to late reports, six robbers boarded an underway Niue-flagged tug boat towing a barge from a nearby small boat and proceeded to steal some tools before… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

10th Jul 2019
  Yemen: Skiffs approach merchant vessel in Bab el-Mandeb 01 July A merchant vessel transiting through the Bab el-Mandeb was approached by three skiffs each with five persons on board, during the early morning hours of 1 July. The incident occurred at approximately 1140 hrs local time. The three skiffs approached within 0.1 nm. The merchant vessel's Armed Security Team showed their weapons and the skiffs proceeded to depart. The crew and the vessel were reported safe.   PVI analysis: Piracy and attacks are intermittently reported in the Bab el-Mandeb strait. Robbers are frequently armed and tend to use violence during robberies. Indonesia: Robbers board bulk carrier in Tanjung Priok Port 30 June An unspecified number of robbers boarded a berthed Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier during cargo operations… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

3rd Jul 2019
Select Maritime News Brazil: Authorities seize 530 kg of cocaine at Paranagua port 26 June Authorities seized 530 kg of cocaine hidden inside a cargo container at Paranagua port. Authorities found the narcotics during a routine check. The narcotics were bound for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.   Greece: Port employees to strike in Athens, Thessaloniki on 3 July 28 June A trade union representing dockworkers called for a strike at ports in Athens and Thessaloniki over working conditions. The industrial action is likely to impact maritime operations including passenger transportation.   Italy: Migrant rescue boat heads to Lampdusa despite Italy´s warning 26 June A German-owned migrant-rescue boat entered Italian waters and headed toward the islands of Lampedusa, despite Italian officials prohibiting the vessel from doing so. The captain of the… Read More