16/07/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

  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…

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10/07/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

  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…

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03/07/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

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…

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25/06/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

Select Maritime News Brazil: Authorities seize 800 kg of cocaine at Suape port 22 June Authorities seized 800 kg of cocaine hidden inside a banana container at Suape port. Authorities found the narcotics during a routine container inspection. The narcotics were bound for Belgium.   Libya: Coast guard intercepts 200 migrants in Mediterranean 22 June The coast guard intercepted some 200 Europe-bound migrants aboard five boats off the northern Mediterranean coast in three separate incidents. The migrants were all nationals of unspecified sub-Saharan countries, except for eight who were Bangladeshi nationals. Libya remains a major transit point for African migrants seeking to reach European shores.   Philippines: Navy intercepts boat off Zamboanga trafficking 100 people to Malaysia 18 June The navy acted on a tip-off and intercepted a boat carrying at…

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19/06/19

Crew Members Kidnapped Off Coast Of Malaysia

Date Time: 17/06/2019 18:45:00 UTC Area: Asia Status: HIJACKING Lat: 5°6'19 N Lon: 119°12'43 E Detail: [Boarding/Kidnap] en men armed with high-powered firearms, suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), boarded two Malaysia-flagged fishing boats at 0245 LT in vicinty of Lahad Datu waters, Sabah, Malaysia. The armed men in one orange/white speedboat and one jungkong-type watercraft abducted four crew from the first FV and six crew from the second FV. The armed men were sighted in the area of Pondohan, Tabawan, Sitangkai, Taw-taw, Philippines at approx 0330 LT. Philippine authorities have stepped up patrols and conducted pursuit ops to rescue the abducted crew members. Reported (ReCAAP) 18 Jun. Source: UNID: 5749 Action: NEW Reported By: OL BRAVO   Click Here to find out more about the unique services we offer.

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18/06/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

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     Iran: Attacks target two tankers in Gulf of Oman 13 June Two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were evacuated after an unspecified attack. In a statement, BSM Ship Management said all 21 crew members had abandoned the Kokuka Courageous around 14 nm from Iran. At least one crew member was slightly injured. Another vessel,…

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