Monthly Archives: September 2019

Weekly Maritime Security Report

19th Sep 2019
Congo: Robbers board merchant vessel at Pointe Noire Anchorage 04 September A merchant vessel was boarded at 0140 hrs local time while anchored at Pointe Noire Anchorage. The security team onboard the vessel reportedly spotted an unspecified number of unauthorised persons onboard the vessel. The crew proceeded to raise the alarm, and a search was performed but the intruders could not be located. Vessel and crew were reported safe.   PGI Analysis: Non-violent robberies are sporadically reported at Pointe Noire Anchorage and assailants are usually easily deterred by basic security procedures such as raising the alarm. Robbers are occasionally armed. However, they are rarely willing to confront crew and will often flee once the alarm has been raised.   Select Maritime News   Congo, DRC: At least 34… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

3rd Sep 2019
Indonesia: Robbers board tug near Pulau Bintan 09 August An unspecified number of robbers boarded an Indonesia-flagged tug towing barge at around 1800 hrs local time, approximately 14 nm northeast of Pulau Bintan. They stole some mattress protectors from a container on the barge, while it was anchored off Pulau Bintan. The master discovered that the items on board the barge were missing upon arrival at Crystal Offshore Yard, Singapore, on 10 August at 1200 hrs local time. The incident was reported to Singapore Port Operation Control Centre and Singapore Police Coast Guard. Indonesia: Violent robbers board bulk carrier at Belawan Anchorage 22 August A Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier was attacked at approximately 1830 hrs local time while the vessel was anchored at Belawan Anchorage.… Read More