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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.
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Yemen: Skiffs approach merchant vessel in Bab el-Mandeb
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.
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Brazil: Authorities seize 530 kg of cocaine at Paranagua port
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Brazil: Authorities seize 800 kg of cocaine at Suape port
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Libya: Coast guard intercepts 200 migrants in Mediterranean
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Philippines: Navy intercepts boat off Zamboanga trafficking 100 people to Malaysia
The navy acted on a tip-off and intercepted a boat carrying at…
Date Time: 17/06/2019 18:45:00 UTC
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.
Reported By: OL BRAVO
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